Arsene Wenger: We give youth a chance.

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is convinced a successful football team must have a mixture of youth and experience.

The Frenchman has always been known for developing young talents and giving youth a chance. His philosophy has continued this season as two youngsters in Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers have established themselves in Arsenal’s senior team.

However, Wenger gave his take on his approach to building a side at Arsenal.

"You want to do both," the 65-year-old said, as quoted. "Yes of course it is possible. We signed players like Sanchez and Ozil, 25 and 26, and that is a good age to perform now.

"We have as well players like Bellerin and Chambers who are 20. So we have both. The financial potential should allow you to combine both.

"Look, what's important is that we give a chance to the young players. We want to maintain that.

"For years you could say to me: "you have no choice you have to play them" - but we want to maintain that. It's part of the DNA of the club to give a chance to young players.

"When all your main players get close to 30, you can’t buy a 30 year old player. You have to buy a player who is 22 or 23, because if you buy another player of 30 they all [finish their careers] together."

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