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What Ever Happened To Wengers Youth Policy

Postby The GFP » May 6th, 2013, 12:38 am

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

Im going to go back through the decade (2000-2010) and pick out all the young non British or Irish players (15-20) Mr Wenger has bought that were hopefully going to be future 1st team players if indeed his long term plan had worked out and then see what happened to them at Arsenal and then where they are now.

This is not just a piece on it being a failure as there are many thing to take into consideration :

Do you want to create world stars like Fabreags & Wilshire?
Do you want good 1st team players like Ramsey & Gibbs?
Do you want players who were good enough but failed at Arsenal ?
Did anyone see the fact that the oil money would come in and ruin it for everyone?

So its just a list and ill let you the reader make your own conclusions.

2000

Moritz Volz (Aged 17)
Position - Right Back
Bought From - Schalke 04 (Germany) for Free in August 2000
1st Team Games - 1 (1 League Cup)
Sold To - Fulaham for £800,000 in January 2004
Now - TSV 1860 München (German 2nd division) aged 30

Sebastian Svärd (Aged 17)
Position - Defensive Midfield
Bought From - F.C Copenhagen (Denmark) for Free in August 2000
1st Team Games - 4 (2 League Cup, 1 FA Cup, 1 Charity Shield)
Sold To - Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany) for £250,000 in June 2006
Now - Syrianska (Swedish 1st Division) aged 30

Guy Demel (Aged 18)
Position - Right Back
Bought From - Nimes (France) for Free in August 2000
1st Team Games - 0
Sold To - Borussia Mönchengladbach (Germany)for Free in June 2001
Now - West Ham Utd (Premier League) aged 31


2001

Juan Maldonado Jaimez Junior (Aged 19)
Position - Left Back
Bought From - São Paulo (Brazil) for £300,000 in May 2001
1st Team Games - 0
Sold To - Fluminense (Brazil) for Free in January 2004
Now - São Paulo (Brazilian 1st Division)

Ólafur Ingi Skúlason (Aged 18)
Position - Defensive Midfield
Bought From - Fylkir (Iceland) for Free in July 2001
1st Team Games - 1 (1 League Cup)
Sold To - Brentford for Free in July 2005
Now - Zulte Waregem (Belgian 1st Division) aged 31

Paulo Nagamura (Aged 17)
Position - Centre Midfield
Bought From - São Paulo (Brazil) for £450,000 in July 2001
1st Team Games - 0
Sold To - LD Alajuelense (Costa Rica) for Free in July 2003
Now - Sporting Kansas City (MLS, USA 1st Division) aged 30

Efstathios Tavlaridis (Aged 20)
Position - Centre Back
Bought From - Iraklis Saloniki (Greece) for £600,000 in September 2001
1st Team Games - 8 (7 League Cup, 1 Premier League)
Sold To - Lille (France) for Free January 2004
Now - Atromitos (Greek 1st Division) aged 33


2002

Kolo Touré (Aged 20)
Position - Centre Back
Bought From - ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast) for £150,000 in February 2002
1st Team Games - 326
Sold To - Manchester City for £16,000,000 in July 2009
Now - Manchester City (Premier League) aged 32

Quincy Owusu-Abeyie (Aged 15)
Position - Left Midfield
Bought From - Ajax (Holland) for Free in July 2002
1st Team Games - 23 (10 League Cup, 5 Premier League, 5 Champions League, 3 FA Cup)
Sold To - Spartak Moscow (Russia) for £2,000,000 in January 2006
Now - Panathinaikos (Greek 1st Division) aged 27


2003

Philippe Senderos (Aged 18)
Position - Centre Back
Bought From - Servette (Switzerland) for £500,000 in July 2003
1st Team Games - 119
Sold To - Fulham for Free in June 2010
Now - Fulham (Premier League) aged 28

Johan Djourou (Aged 15)
Position - Centre Back
Bought From - Etoile Carouge Jugend (Switzerland) for Free in August 2003
1st Team Games - 144
Sold To - Still at Arsenal
Now - On loan to Hannover 96 (German 1st Division) aged 26

Gaël Clichy (Aged 17)
Position - Left Back
Bought From - Cannes (France) for £250,000 in August 2003
1st Team Games - 264
Sold To - Manchester City for £7,000,000 in July 2011
Now - Manchester City (Premier League) aged 27

Daniel Karbassiyoon (Aged 19)
Position - Left Back
Bought From - Roanoke Star (USA) for Free in August 2003
1st Team Games - 3 (3 League Cup)
Sold To - Burnley for free in July 2005
Now - Retired in February 2007 with an knee injury (Arsenal North America scout)

Cesc Fàbregas (Aged 15)
Position - Centre Midfield
Bought From - Barcelona (Spain) for £2,250,000 in October 2003
1st Team Games - 303
Sold To - Barcelona (Spain) for £30,000,000 in August 2011
Now - Barcelona (Spanish 1st Division) aged 26

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Position -
Bought From -
1st Team Games -
Sold To -
Now -

I reserve the right to have on occasion got their ages wrong by 1 year as even though ive taken my shoes & socks off but still struggle to count back from 20.
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Re: What Ever Happened To Wengers Youth Policy

Postby SteveRodgers86 » May 6th, 2013, 1:58 am

Didn't know west hams demel was on our books.
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Re: What Ever Happened To Wengers Youth Policy

Postby The GFP » May 6th, 2013, 2:48 pm

yes, this is a work in progress and ive got lots more to do
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