Arsenal FC: 5 Young Midfielders Who Could Be Fast Tracked into the First Team

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Arsenal FC: 5 Young Midfielders Who Could Be Fast Tracked into the First Team
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Now that Cesc Fabregas has finally rejoined Barcelona and with Samir Nasri increasingly likely to join Manchester City, Arsenal are desperately short of options for central midfield.

Many transfer targets have been mooted but given Arsene Wenger's reliance on youth, it could be the ideal time for one of the club's own youngsters to reach first team prominence.

When Gilberto Silva and Edu were sidelined with injuries in the summer of 2004, Wenger did not hesitate to throw 16-year-old Fabregas into the mix.

With Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby nursing injuries, now could be the moment for Wenger to once again delve into the youth ranks for his next midfield star.

Here are five midfield starlets who could now be fast tracked into the first team.

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