Wenger ready to give Arsenal's rising stars their chance

The Gunners boss is excited by his future prospects and says he is willing to hand first team opportunities to a number of young players in his squad next season
Arsene Wenger says he is willing to gives Arsenal youngsters a chance to prove themselves in the first team next season.

The 62-year-old has taken a mix of rising stars and experienced first team regulars with him on the Gunners' tour of the Far East and says he has been impressed by some of Arsenal's next generation.

Homegrown youngster Chuks Aneke and former Borussia Dortmund youth player Thomas Eisfield both scored against a Malaysian XI on the tour whilst the likes of Ryo Miyaichi and Benik Afobe have also caught the eye in pre-season.

Wenger says he is excited by these youngsters staking their claim to be involved in the first team in the upcoming season.

"We have some young players who are already experienced, for example if I tell you Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, you will tell me he is not young but he is 18 years old," Wenger told a press conference in Hong Kong.

"Jack Wilshere is 20, Aaron Ramsey is 21 and we have some more young players who might push up this season.

"On tour we have Chuks Aneke who has shown quality and of course Ryo [Miyiachi]. We also have younger players who are 16 or 17, who are not with us on tour, who will certainly appear this season. We are faithful to what we want to do which is to promote young players and give them a chance at that level."