Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has finally accepted that a squad of youngsters cannot deliver a trophy.
The French manager has been keen on using young players in the core of his squad, but has conceded that a trophy winning squad has to be between 23-30.
“To be a real football player, you need to be 23 years old because before you have learned your job, you can have a great game and after, sometimes an average game,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“You can have one or two exceptional talents, like at the moment we have Hector Bellerin and Alex 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.
“You need to have a certain level of experience.”
Arsenal face Swansea in the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday.