Arsenal have long been regarded to be a conveyor belt of exciting youth talent who are thrust into the senior-level action by a manager renowned for his development of precociously-gifted athletes.
Arsene Wenger's body of work when it comes to nurturing youngsters includes past stars such as Nicolas Anelka (18 when he was first coached by Wenger), Cesc Fabregas (16) and current midfielder Aaron Ramsey (17). But who is the next breakout star ready to follow in the footsteps of the aforementioned?
For England international Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, it is Serge Gnabry. He said: "[Gnabry has] shown what a great talent he is and as he matures he gets more confident. He gets better every day. Chuba Akpom has shown what he can do, Gedion Zalelem also. There's a lot of good youngsters!"
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Gnabry, meanwhile, tips the Englishman for consistent success in 2014-15: "I think Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain [will be the breakout star] as he is a great talent and really good player. He's shown that for a couple seasons.
"Also Hector Bellerin. He will show he is a good right back. "
While Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gnabry have already broken into the senior squad, only the former is really assured of regular football, while Serge may likely become more integrated into the set-up in the coming season.
Youngsters like Chuba Akpom, Gedion Zelalem and Hector Bellerin are all seen as excellent prospects for the future and defender Laurent Koscielny has informed of another - his personal pick of the young Gun crop.
"The big star for the next season would be… I don't know, err. Oh la la! Thomas Eisfeld. He's played well with the reserves. He's played some friendlies with us and scored some goals. If he works hard in training with us in the first team then he could be in the squad for the next season."