Report: Tony Adams has returned to Arsenal to coach the U18 side

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Gerard Houllier in the stands

The Arsenal youngsters could benefit greatly from having Adams involved with the setup.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesEx-Arsenal and England star Tony Adams has been working with the Arsenal youngsters

Tony Adams has had no involvement with Arsenal since his departure from the club in 2002, but The Daily Mail are reporting that the former Gunners captain has started coaching at the club's Hale End academy.

The Mail go on to claim that it still remains to be seen whether he will join the club in a full-time capacity, but he has been working with the Arsenal youngsters since last Wednesday.

Picture Supplied by Action ImagesAdams has always stated his intentions to be involved in the Arsenal setup

Having a man of Adams' presence around the club could do wonders for the development of the young players within the set-up.

Arsenal have been notorious for bringing exciting young talent through the ranks over the past 10 years, but the conveyer belt of wonder-kids seems to have slowed down over the past three seasons, Alex Iwobi excluded.

Arsenal's Alex Iwobi shoots at goal Alex Iwobi is one of the few Arsenal academy members to be promoted to the senior squad in recent years

Adams joins a long list of club legends who have been involved with the Gunner's youth setup, following the likes of Thierry Henry and Freddie Ljungberg into the coaching side of the game.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that Adams can help install some spirit and passion into the next crop of stars coming through the ranks - something the senior squad have severely lacked over the past decade.

Arsenal's Thierry Henry celebrates victoryAdams will follow the likes of Thierry Henry who has spent time working with the Arsenal youngsters

The Gunners legend has made it clear that he would love the Arsenal job on numerous occasions, and maybe this is a stepping stone for him to take the reigns in the future. 

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