1.st time in Arsenal history without British-born player

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by pv_ice, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. pv_ice

    pv_ice New Member

    more British-born player needed, i don't like british team without british-born player.. at least Man Utd got Rio, Rooney, G.Neville, A.Smith N Chelsea got Lampard, Terry, Bridge..
    c'mone Arsenal.. more England player needed.. london club..

    http://www.goal.com/NewsDetail.aspx?idN ... 2&idSez=12
  2. sabret00the

    sabret00the New Member Trusted

    i agree, as i said in a thread not long ago, Sp**s got 3 for a combined fee of 12.5 million, something like that is worth a splash especially when it's players of the calibre of Carrick, Defoe and Dawson, i hope we do put the effort into signing a bit more home grown talent.
  3. Asterix

    Asterix New Member Elite

    We won 5-1. I don't care where the players come from. Until FIFA or whoever it is actually introduces and enforces the minimum quota for local players Arsène's only mandate is to assemble a squad good enough to consistently challenge for and win trophies.
  4. RocktheCasbah

    RocktheCasbah New Member Elite

    God, yeah terrible these foreign mercs, bring back Hillier, Selley and Caesar!
  5. Legend#1

    Legend#1 New Member Trusted

    I personally could care less...
  6. _scorpion_

    _scorpion_ New Member

    less morons in this forum needed.....

    How old are you? 4?

    WE WON 5-1 you door stopper!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can someone lock this up before i loose it....
  7. Asterix

    Asterix New Member Elite

    Calm down Scorpion - you can see the other side of this debate - it's the English Premier League and it's going to be a talking point when a club fields a squad entriely devoid of English players. It's understandable there will be a loss of identity for some people, just as it's understandable that you and I don't care so long as Arsenal are winning.
  8. IndoGunnerz

    IndoGunnerz New Member

    Bolton did it earlier this season, I dont remember its been brought up at all in any media :roll: (except in the match report, one day after the game, and never again)
  9. Canuck

    Canuck New Member Elite

    It's not like we play every match with 100% non-british players. It just worked out coincidentally. Of course Wenger is going to field his strongest team available. Why should he include a Brit if he doesn't have to. Besides it won't seem like very long before UEFA have their new rules in place, and then you'll have all the naturalized players you want...
  10. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    No auctually i wouldnt be surprised if you were the four year old. Its a issue and one that people will have different views on.

    We are a English club and if we cant at least put one English player on the pitch its a bit dissapointing.
  11. Chicago

    Chicago New Member

    what makes a team english? where it's located? or who plays for it? With all of the European competition going on, I don't think that the nationality of players should matter at all, and honestly I find it makes the game more interesting when foreign players are allowed to play
  12. _scorpion_

    _scorpion_ New Member

    So Wenger planned this all along?

    He planned not to have 1 Englishmen in the team?

    In case you havent noticed, the Englishmen at our club are either the best in the country and possibly in the world - Cole , Campbell. The ones that dont make it, dont make it for a reason. the ones that do, well we have seen the results.

    To come out and say Wenger has some sort of conspiracy against English talent is stupid.....its 4 year old stuff and if you think it AW owes you an explanation for it I say keep waiting for it..........
  13. Asterix

    Asterix New Member Elite

    Yes, and if you're waiting for AW to apologise for Jack the Ripper keep waiting for that too...

    I think you're drawing a bit of a long bow and reading too much into some poeple's comments there scorpion
  14. Aussie

    Aussie New Member Elite

    Mate i didnt even mention anything about Wenger. So i dont know where you pulled that theory from.

    I simply said it was dissapointing that we did have a English player in the team and squad tonight for the FIRST time in our History.
  15. _scorpion_

    _scorpion_ New Member

    tell me something....if Cole and Campbell had played and we lost 2 -1 tonight.....would you feel less disapoointed? .........

    i cannot understand the disapointment you feel so ill leave it at that. Personally 5-1 was a fantastic result for a team that was looking for confidence before the CL.
  16. Arsenal316

    Arsenal316 New Member Elite

    I could hardly care less if there isn't one English born player in the team. If we were fully healthy, we would have had two in the starting XI. So people crying conspiracy against the English players on Wenger's part should just go get a life and move on.
  17. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Not a cause for nationality at all to be honest. I couldn't care what nationality, color, race or religion our players who played were out there. THough all this topic highlights is the lack of homegrown talent coming through our ranks recently. Cole being the exception ofcourse. We won 5-1 though, so who cares about who was out there. :lol:
  18. _scorpion_

    _scorpion_ New Member

    Now you dont care? shouldnt it be 4-1 for you? ...surely Reyes goals dont count for you because his heart wasnt in it?
  19. Arsenal316

    Arsenal316 New Member Elite

    scorpion, don't start winding up other posters. I don't care if that was your intention with that post, but that's what you're doing. Cut it out.
  20. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    make a good point there actually. Didn't realise that myself until you pointed it out. :wink:
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