Arsenal will train 16 of India’s talented schoolboys at its training facilities in London:
The boys, aged between 10 and 15, were selected after a two-week coaching programme held recently in Calcutta by Arsenal staff. The boys are flying out to begin their training at the club’s stadium, The Emirates, from next month.
Most of the boys going to Arsenal cannot afford to buy their own kit. Their heroes are not Indian cricketers, such as Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, but Arsenal stars like Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor.
Selected from across the country, the boys will be put through a development programme, called “The Arsenal Way”.