Arsene Wenger is known across the world for his willingness to give youth a chance. However, Southampton are arguably even better at promoting their academy players to senior football.
The club has made the academy their core. Former chairman Nicola Cortese had stated his ambition to field a side comprised of 11 academy players, and given Southampton's remarkable productivity it doesn't seem like an impossible ambition.
The likes of Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Adam Lallana are all regulars in the current Southampton XI. The next generation is already emerging: teenager Sam Gallagher scored in the recent FA Cup victory over Yeovil.
Even though Arsenal's financial firepower has increased, Arsene Wenger must remember that academy graduates need regular access to first-team football in order to accelerate their development.