Arsene Wenger declared that he plans to use Jack Wilshere as inspiration to build a talented, young squad of British talents.
And while I admire the Arsenal boss for wanting to help develop our British talent, it’s only 16 years too late.
Wenger has persistently opted for mediocre foreign imports ahead of British youth (no doubt he’ll get Peter Herbert and his Society of Black Lawyers on my case).
Wenger has enjoyed some major successes in the transfer market.
Football fans across the country thank him for turning Thierry Henry into the phenomenon he became, but Wenger has more often than not neglected the British.
Of course there are exceptions, but the less said about Francis Jeffers, the better.
Wenger is an incredible manager. I was lauding him as Fabio Capello’s replacement, and still want him to manage our national side.
The way he has transformed the fortunes and developed overseas players is a credit to him, but why has it taken him so long to turn his attention to British talent?
FOOTBALL fans have taken a battering recently for their idiotic behaviour.
First, there was the moronic Chelsea supporter, who made monkey gestures at Manchester Utd’s Danny Welbeck, and was banned.
A Sunderland fan has now fallen foul of the same crime and was arrested this week.
And West Ham fans bombarded their Tottenham counterparts with anti-Jewish chants.
That’s despite having Jewish owners and a player.
It’s about time all these disgusting songs ended, and people start acting as right-thinking members of society.
FROM the worst of fans to the best.
Canadian supporters haven’t got the credit they deserved for a superb act of unity.
During half-time of the Grey Cup, Justin Bieber came out to perform, and was booed mercilessly.
FINALLY, Chelsea have offered something in response to the false racism claims made about referee Mark Clattenburg.
Granted, it stopped short of an apology, but that is because midfielder Remeires is sticking by his version of events.
Clattenburg was accused of racially abusing John Obi Mikel, during the infamous match with Manchester United last month.
All parties must now have won, and it’s great for English football that Clattenburg can get back to being booed by everyone else.
THE game of the weekend is undoubtedly MK Dons against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup.
It’s the first time the pair have come to blows, and the animosity is high.
Anger still remains among AFC supporters at the manner in which their old club was uprooted 56 miles 10 years ago.
And their board have vowed to forego the usual hospitality at Stadium:MK and sit with their fans instead.
Published: November 30, 2012
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Wenger did try a few British talent early on and they all fell short. He brought in Theo and has been patient with him till and hopefully, this patience pays off. He then resolved to build from the academy and teach his lads to play the Arsenal way, the result of which are the likes of Jack, Frimpong and the many others like them. We have to be fair to him; it is never too late to start.
Stupid post!! What British talent did Wenger have 16 years ago??
It takes time to develop top class players, and England have not had this since the Scholes, Butt, Becks erea.