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Fool. Arsenal have one English player, albeit a terrible one in Wallcott, who will always play second fiddle to Aaron Lennon. Defoe, to my knowledge, has never been snapped whilst a Spurs player getting drunk and disorderly.
Arsenal is full of mercenaries. Fibreglass and Arseshaven have both said they would leave to go to Barcelona. Adebayor is the biggest mercenary in football, always claiming bigger teams wanted him while he was at Arsenal. Toure left you after years of service to go for more money.
Let's face it, Spurs have had and do have mercenaries (Pav, Bent, Keane, Berbs, etc) but nothing compared to Arsenal. You are in your own league.
...and to pick up your other point about Arsenal having only one English player....
That most English players are technically limited, over-priced, and seem to be unable to stay out of the boozer is clearly not a consideration for a team that has such Nightclub lounge-rats as Defoe, Crouch, Huddlestone, Woodgate and Ledley in their midst - so with Walcott, Wilshire, Gibbs and an array of U-20s in the wings, I think Arsenal are doing about as well as could be expected with the English players that are available (and not overpriced)
- 1 Reply to geoj
All born in England and signed to the Arsenal. There are more but who needs to see the truth when as a saddo from Tittingham you sinply make it up as you go...........
- 1 Reply to Delberto Gooner
Delbert, I hope you don't mind me continuing your list; Wilshere, Freeman, Randall, Simpson, Frimpong, Chuks and Gibbs. I am sure someone else could easily add another half dozen english gooners to these two lists.
Tottenham jealousy me thinks.
Our youth team, reserves, and loan players are packed full of talented Brits and players from abroad. Who makes it into the first team is down to the players.
We rarely buy ready made British players due to the inflated prices.
".... never been snapped whilst a Spurs player getting drunk..."
Now there's a qualifier for you. I'd agree that Spuds have mercenaries, and clearly wouldn't deny that Adebeyor was one. But this old nugget about Fabregas being a mercenary because he has been honest enough to say that he would some day like to play for his home-town club is as lame as they come. The guy simply wants to play for Barcelona at some point in his career, and at least he's not like that 'loveable rogue' 'arry whose spent years saying one thing and doing another - professing undying loyalty to Pompey only to take the shilling and go to S'hampton, declaring loyalty there only to head back to Pompey, and then rubbishing the speculation that he would go to Spuds just days before he does exactly that....