Arsenal have confirmed the launch of their new Hale End academy facility which officially reopens today following a major redevelopment project.

The state-of-the-art facility features four full-size pitches including an exhibition pitch with the same Desso surface and dimensions as Emirates Stadium.

The pitches are named after the original four stands at Highbury, as a nod to the north London club’s long tradition of developing home-grown talent.

The new main building houses a posh gymnasium, a new analysts’ suite and recreational space for the Gunners young players. There is also a restaurant, changing rooms, classrooms, and offices and medical space.

Part of the multi-million pound redevelopment has created a world class-facility which includes the David Rocastle indoor sports hall that has been refurbished, with a new 4G surface and a wrap-around design that gives the impression of playing at the Emirates.

“We have a long history of developing young players for our first team here at Arsenal, from David Rocastle to Tony Adams, Jack Wilshere to Alex Iwobi and we plan to continue that tradition,” Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said.

“The new facility reinforces our commitment to developing young players and gives our boys a fantastic environment in which to progress and develop as footballers and individuals.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal have invited academy players from Premier League bitter rivals Manchester United, Juventus and Bayern Munich as they host The Liam Brady Cup at Hale End this weekend to mark the completion of the project.

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