Revealed: Where Arsenal stand among best clubs for young players in Europe’s top 5 leagues

  • The CIES Football Observatory have issued a list of clubs that give the most opportunities to U21 players.
  • Arsenal are just one of 3 Premier League clubs to be ranked in the top 20.
  • The Gunners’ youngsters have played 11.3 % of the Premier League minutes this season.

The CIES Football Observatory have issued the list of the best clubs for young players in the world.

Arsenal sit in 18th place in the European top five leagues rankings with 11.3% of the Premier League minutes covered by U21 players this season.

They are just one of three Premier League sides in the top 20 of this ranking, along with Wolverhampton and Sheffield United.

The percentage of minutes played by U21 footballers in Europe’s top 5 leagues, CIES’ top 20:

*as of April 6, 2021.

Arsenal’s starting XI’s average age in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign has been 26.3 years so far.

Source: CIES Football Observatory

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