The next five Arsenal academy stars to follow Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson into the first team

The Academy is a vital setup for any Premier League club, and will only get more important as the money within the game increases.

Bringing through young players can save a club millions of pounds in the transfer market.

Arsenal have had recent success at promoting young players from the academy into the first team under Unai Emery. Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson and Ainsley Maitland-Niles have all being given a first team chance at the start of the season.

Maitland-Niles has started every Premier League game at right-back, while Willock has started three and Nelson two of the four possible games this season.

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For fans, it is always special to see a player from the academy make the step up and have a positive impact at the top level. Who may be the player to next make the…