Image: Arsenal academy kids of 2012 all professionals in 2021

Mark McGuinness has shared a photo from the Arsenal academy nine years ago, with each child pictured having progressed to become a professional.

The defender left the Gunners to join Cardiff City on a permanent deal earlier this month, after impressing on loan with Ipswich last season, and he celebrated his new move by looking back to his younger days.

Impressively, all 11 of what appears to have been a starting line-up from back in 2012 of one the academy teams have all moved onto sign professional contracts.

Does Arsenal’s academy get enough recognition for their work?

Patrick

Tags academy Chris Wheatley

1 Comment

  1. Sid says:

    I hope we inserted a buy back clause. McGuinness looked really talented when he played in a friendly last year.

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