NextGen Series var en europeisk fotbollsturnering för unga spelare i U19-lag. Säsongen 2011/2012 var den första säsongen. Vinnare blev Inter som slog Ajax med 5-3 efter straffar. Under första säsongen var 16 lag med. Under den andra säsongen, 2012/2013, deltog 24 lag. Dock drabbades NextGen Series efter det av finansiella problem, varför först säsongen 2013/2014 och senare hela turneringen ställdes in.
Our purpose is to try and develop a Champions League player and it will expose them to that and replicate what that’s like at first-team level. We are confident the players will gain experience which will be vital to them in terms of the style of play and the travelling. We can also offer players the opportunity of playing against the likes of Barcelona and Man City on the big stage and in stadia.
We are in the NextGen competition as well which is a bit like the Champions League of the youth teams. That is interesting as well.I believe overall it is more exciting and what we want to create as well is an elite group of young boys who can play in the NextGen and be compared to what Arsenal will face tomorrow. Football of tomorrow will be played by this generation.