PICTURE: 3 Arsenal stars as young teens - you won't believe this!

Putting the stars in youngsters… Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil in a pre-College looking collage.

When Arsenal bought Santi Cazorla and Olivier Giroud last summer, combining that deadly duo with the acquisition of Mesut Ozil this year, they recruited a hat-trick of players all in their mid-to-late 20s and all in their peak years as an athlete.

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As mature heads, the three act as a pillar of inspiration for some of the clubs younger footballers such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson and Serge Gnabry.

However, it was not long ago when they themselves were the younger folk, looking up to the elder statesmen in football for guidance, as a poster on Twitter highlighted when he put together a trident of pubescent players prior to their Gunner days.

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