The FIVE Premier League teams with the youngest starting lineups.
As a result of the Gunners’ 3-2 victory over a much more experienced Liverpool team last weekend, there has been much discussion this week about Arsenal’s youth.
The 1995 immortal remark made by Alan Hansen about Manchester United, “you can’t win anything with kids,” was quickly disproven.
Alex Ferguson’s young team won the championship, demonstrating that youth is no barrier to success.
The current Arsenal squad is among the youngest in the Premier League, and we have compiled a list of the top five first-team squads with the youngest average age.
- Wolverhampton Wanderers – Average Age (25.7)
Only three Wolves players are over 30 years old, and one of them is Diego Costa, who joined the club on a free transfer.
The remainder of the club’s summer signings were 25 years old or younger, with Burnley’s 21-year-old Nathan Collins joining for £20.5 million.
- Average Age of Brighton & Hove Albion Players (25.0)
The Seagulls have become synonymous with shrewd employment decisions.
They rarely acquire individuals who cannot be resold for a profit in the future.
Eight members of Roberto De Zerbi’s 23-man squad are aged 22 or younger, including summer signings Billy Gilmour and Julio Enciso.
- Leeds United – Age Distribution (24.9)
Similar to Brighton, the Yorkshire side has scoured the globe for hidden gems.
They do, however, have a strong academy, which means they have a large number of talented individuals rising through the ranks.
This summer, Leeds profited handsomely from the sales of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips.
The majority of the proceeds were used to recruit young players, such as Brandon Aaronson, Tyler Adams, and Luis Sinisterra, who were all under the age of 23.
The Southampton Mean Age (24.9)
The Saints hired Joe Shields as their new head of recruitment over the summer with the mission of reducing the team’s average age and signing some of Europe’s best young players.
Armel Bella-Kotchap and Romeo Lavia have joined, suggesting that he was successful.
Even though Shields has only been on the south coast for a short time, Chelsea has already contacted him due to his success.
- Arsenal – Average Age (24.4)
Not long ago, Arsenal had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League.
In recent years, however, technical director Edu has ruthlessly altered the team’s composition.
A number of older players with long-term contracts have been released, while others have left on free transfers.
A younger generation, including Aaron Ramsdale, Gabriel, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira, and Martin Odegaard, has emerged to replace them.