The Gunners may be mid-table in the Premier League, but former manager Wenger sees reasons for optimism.
He believes building a squad around the trio of youngsters can drive the club forward in the next few years.
“They [Smith Rowe and Saka] already were there when I was there a few years ago,” said Wenger to reporters.
“We had always a good youth system, with good young players. It’s good to see that they come out.
“We just spoke about injuries and touch wood that these players [don’t get long-term injuries]. It’s a sensitive part between [the ages of] 20-22 once they get game after game to see if their body can adapt and cope with it.
“Lets hope. They look to me to have top quality and as well a good mentality so I am quite optimistic for them.”