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Uefa have confirmed a rule change which means all clubs playing in Europe from 2006 will have to include at least four 'homegrown' players in their squads.
The proposals were announced as the Uefa executive committee met the national associations in Nyon and is seen as the best way to develop young talent in Europe.
Uefa define a homegrown player as somebody aged from 15 to 21, and developed either by that club or a team from the same country.
Arsene Wenger is fuming with Uefa's decision to change the rules regarding homegrown players.
The European footballing authorities want clubs to field at least eight so-called 'homegrown' players in their 25-man squads by 2008 and Wenger, who has made a success of recruiting promising teenagers from abroad, is far from happy about the proposals.
Wenger stressed it is up to the Premier League to dispute the regulations but it is clear the Frenchman feels it is not the answer to any of football's problems.