Arsene Wenger has given a passionate defence of his trust in young players at Arsenal but admits he can feel “lonely” in his stance.
Premier League clubs are a home for a host of talented youngsters, but the majority now have to head out on loan to get a taste first-team football.
However, despite the pressure and expectation of managing one of the country’s biggest clubs, Wenger has been one of the biggest advocates of giving young players a chance, which has earned him both praise and criticism over the years.
Talking about selecting a young player ahead of a more experienced pro, Wenger said: “I know he will cost me points in the season and I have to stand up for that.”
Watch his full speech below.
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