Arsène Wenger admits that building a team with a youthful base is fraught with difficulties.

Saturday’s opponents, Aston Villa, have one of the youngest squads in the Premier League and have had a challenging campaign so far.

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 Having built a young team himself previously, Wenger has sympathy for Paul Lambert’s men and says it can lead to a number of issues.

“You can play well for 80 minutes and lose a game because one or two players make a mistake in decisive moments against experienced players,” he told Arsenal Player.

“You grow with the knowledge of the game and you make your career with your qualities but with your experience as well. When the balance is not in favour of experience, of course it’s difficult.”


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Rob Kelly 22 Feb 2013