Ã The Guardian er [Ã¡hugaverÃ°ur pistill](http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/sport/2006/12/19/academies_are_not_working_and.html) sem er aÃ°allega byggÃ°ur Ã¡ ummÃ¦lum Rafa Benitez um stefnu Arsenal Ã kaupum Ã¡ yngri leikmÃ¶nnum og hvernig hann sjÃ¡i framtÃÃ°ina hjÃ¡ Liverpool varÃ°andi unga leikmenn.
>”It depends what you mean by Arsenal’s ‘youth policy’,” said the Spaniard when asked if he admired their set-up. “If you mean spending a lot of money on top-class players, it isn’t difficult for me if I have that money. We know there is a big difference with Arsenal, who can pay millions for Denilson and also spend big on Walcott and Diaby.
>”We were monitoring those players, but we can’t compete with the big money they spent on them, so we have to work twice as hard. I am really pleased with the work of the scouting department who are working really hard to sign quality international players without spending a lot.
Athyglisvert aÃ° Rafa segist hafa veriÃ° aÃ° fylgjast meÃ° Diaby, Walcott og Denilson en misst Ã¡hugann, Ã¾ar sem aÃ° Arsenal var tilbÃºiÃ° aÃ° borga hÃ¡ar fjÃ¡rhÃ¦Ã°ir fyrir Ã¾Ã¡ leikmenn. Ãžetta Ã¾rÃ¡tt fyrir aÃ° Wenger lÃ¡ti einsog hann sÃ© Oliver Twist flesta daga.
Einnig Ã¾Ã¡ er Rafa Ã¡ Ã¾vÃ aÃ° yngri leikmenn Ã¾urfi aÃ° spila fleiri leiki og aÃ° hugsanlega eigi Ã¾eir aÃ° spila Ã neÃ°ri deildunum Ã¡ Englandi lÃkt og Rafa gerÃ°i meÃ° B-liÃ° Real Madrid:
>”You can’t just have young players playing 18 games in a year,” said BenÃtez. “When I was in Spain, the youngsters came up against 30- or 35-year-olds. If you need to play against men, you must play against men. The academies are not working, and that’s worrying. We are not training youngsters to be good lawyers or teachers, but good footballers. If you want to improve English players, you have to change because there will be long-term effects.”
Einnig er Ã¾arna frÃ³Ã°legur listi yfir kaup liÃ°anna Ã¡ ungum leikmÃ¶nnum. Vissulega hafa Arsenal menn nÃ¡Ã° Ã frÃ¡bÃ¦ra leikmenn Ã¡ lygilega lÃtinn pening (einsog Cesc) en Ã¾eir hafa lÃka borgaÃ° stÃ³rar upphÃ¦Ã°ir. Til dÃ¦mis gÃ¦ti Theo Walcott orÃ°iÃ° Ã¾aÃ° dÃ½r aÃ° hann yrÃ°i nÃ¦st dÃ½rasti leikmaÃ°ur Ã sÃ¶gu Liverpool ef hann hefÃ°i komiÃ° til okkar.
Einu leikmennirnir sem Rafa hefur borgaÃ° upphÃ¦Ã°ir fyrir eru ArgentÃnumennirnir tveir, Paletta (sem hlÃ½tur aÃ° fÃ¡ aÃ° spila Ã kvÃ¶ld) og InsÃºa, sem hlÃ½tur aÃ° vera grÃÃ°arlegt efni vÃst hann var Ã U-20 liÃ°i ArgentÃnumanna aÃ°eins 17 Ã¡ra gamall.