Arsene Wenger, Arsenal manager, has said that the team must get away from depending only on talented players like Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi and Spain’s 

Hector Bellerin to be able to win major competitions both in domestic league and in Europe.

Iwobi was able to gain prominence for Arsenal when he scored two goals in the last season. He now plays regularly for the National team. While his 21- year-old counterpart Bellerin got promoted into the first team last two seasons and has become a regular for the Gunners ever since.

Wenger introduced a balance of having both old and young players in the team. This he said will enable the team achieves success.

The longest serving manager in the Premier League said, “To be a real football player, you need to be 23 years old because you have learned your job, you can have a great game and after, sometimes an average game.”

“You can have one or two exceptional talents, like at the moment we have Hector Bellerin and Iwobi, but the core of the team has to be from 23 to 30.

“If you look at the national teams, you never win a tournament with a young team, because it’s more mental at some stage to win something big.