Sell-ons, bench-warmers and fill-ins: the life of Premier League academy graduates | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

Zach Fagan spent 12 years with Arsenal but the glitter of the Premier League proved an illusion experienced by many youngsters, some picked up at the age of four, in a flawed system

Source: Sell-ons, bench-warmers and fill-ins: the life of Premier League academy graduates | Barney Ronay | Football | The Guardian

Really great piece here. Can only imagine the hundreds of youngsters who don’t make it to the pinnacle of the game. Glad to see former Arsenal youngster Benik Afobe getting his chances in the end.

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