"No other training program like it in the world."
On any given night at Arsenal's Hale End academy, Brooklyn Beckham may find himself under the watchful eye of ex-England midfielder Dennis Wise.
Like Brooklyn, Wise's son, Henry, is one of the young hopefuls enrolled at the Gunners' Walthamstow complex. Some evenings he may even find himself being put through his paces by Thierry Henry, who is taking regular sessions with the club's academy as he completes his coaching badge.
And then, of course, there's dad David, a regular at Hale End as he keeps tabs on the fledgling careers of his eldest son — as well as Romeo and Cruz, who are also on Arsenal's books. No pressure then, Brooklyn.
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