Last night Arsenal took on Galatasaray safe in the knowledge that they were already through to the knockout stages of the Champions League. With Arsene Wenger deducing that Borussia Dortmund would defeat Anderlecht, meaning they would top the group regardless of Arsenal's result in Turkey, he decided to rest plenty of first team regulars.
With that meant the introduction of several young players. Gedion Zelalem, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Stefan O'Connor all made it on to the pitch last night while the likes of Glen Kamara, Alex Iwobi and Chuba Akpom watched on from the bench.
The decision of Wenger's received plenty of praise from many, pleased to see young players given a chance to show what they can do at this level. Regardless of the amount of playing time they received this would have still been a stunning experience for them, as Arsenal ran out 4-1 winners.
One man who agrees is Newcastle United youngster Adam Campbell.
Love Wenger putting the young lads on the bench tonight, what an experience— Adam Campbell (@adamcampbell_) December 9, 2014
The forward, who has played 23 minutes of Premier League football for Newcastle, is an English youth international and has also played in the Europa League for Newcastle.
More recently he has spent time on loan at Fleetwood Town and is currently on loan at Hartlepool United but he would obviously love a chance in the Newcastle first-team such as the Arsenal boys did.
Unfortunately Alan Pardew does not have the same luxuries that Wenger does to spread out his team selection. So it is Hartlepool United for now for Campbell.