The Arsenal academy has produced some fine players down the years, but who were the best?
A homegrown player donning the red and white and leading the team success evokes no end of pride.
Even after the player has left the club, there’s still some fondness attached to them, as if they still represent the club and everything it stands for.
Over the years, the Arsenal academy hasn’t been the most prolific talent factory around, but it has produced some exceptional footballers. Getting the list down to just five was a tough order, and a couple of choices may seem controversial.
Nonetheless, here are my five greatest academy products of all time…