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  • John John Dec 11, 2007 20:30 Flag

    What is your opinion on the possibility

    A...that Robert Green could be snapped up during the January transfer window?

    B....by @rsenal?

    Oh and P.S

    Why the hell isn't Robert Green a regular in the England line up?

    Serious answers folks. Cheers.

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    • Justin Hoyte - Already an England U21 regular
      Matt Connolly - Another capped U21 player
      Kerrea Gilbert - One of the hottest prospects to play on the wings.
      Mark Randall - You will see him probably in the Carling Cup games.

      These are first team squad players. Justin and Kerrea are the best prospects for the future.

      Gavin Hoyte, Paul Rodgers, Jay Simpson, Kieran Gibbs, Henri Lansbury & Jay Thomas are all very good prospects for the first team.

      Luke Ayling, Craig Eastmond, Kyle Bartley, Anton Blackwood & Tom Cruise (not the Tom Cruise!) are all good players, but are no where near Arsenal first team quality yet, though Tom and Kyle have both featured for the England U17's

      It's shame some of our other English players didn't break into the first team proper, like David Bentley, but the youth system at Arsenal is very alive and kicking with English talent (most of which is from London)

      This weekend,....I would like to win against Chelsea, and with Essien, and Drog missing, they are not the attacking force they can be. I would be happy for two score draws actually. I know it would suit Liverpool if this were the case, but the top would be a much more interesting place.

    • By Theo's compatriots, do you mean the four other English players in the first team squad, or the dozen other British players we have in the reserves?

      Just because they doon't get on the field that often, doesn't mean we don't have any English players. It's just a myth floated around by sour faced Manc Fans.

    • Thnaks for your answers guys. Good to get some decent discussions going.

      Personally I would welcome Robert Green to Arsenal. He is in good form, and it baffles me that he hasn't found himself in the England set up yet.

      We will (hopefully) lose our Goose-Stepping Goalie come next summer, and whilst Almunia has been doing a sterling job, he is not 'world class'. I do however believe that Robert Green could be.

      This is no disrepect to WHU, but I believe he could learn more in our set up than at your club. I also think his chances of getting onto the Engalnd team would be greater if he joined us.

      If his price is beyond the £10m, I can't see AW signing him. He's not the biggest spender around, and £10m for a goalie could be too much for him, even though we have a £70m warchest.