Arsenal’s English Core has failed by DN
Okay we all know the failings in the Arsenal team, and the biggest one for me is that the “promising youngsters” that we have expecting great things from, have simply failed to deliver. You know who I’m talking about; Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Jenkinson, Gibbs, etc, etc.
I think most readers on JustArsenal are agreed that some of these failures have reached their sell-by date and should now be replaced by some stars that have actually reached their potential. But now I hear our old legend Ray Parlour telling Wenger that he needs to keep the “English Core” and he makes it worse by saying we should be like Tottenham!
When discussing whether Arsenal should sell some of their home-grown players, Parlour said: “I think you have got to have that core. That’s what I like about Spurs. That core of British players they’ve got.
“Both full-backs and you look down the spine of the team, (Eric) Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Kane. I know their two centre-halves are foreign but down that spine of the team they have got good British players.
“I think they (Arsenal) should keep them.”
Well I think you are totally wrong Ray! There is a very big difference between Spurs’ English core and Arsenal’s current crop. The Tottenham lads HAVE reached their potential, and they will certainly displace the Arsenal players as the core of the England side in this summers Euro2016 competition. If Arsenal should have an English core they still need to sell our current lot and replace them with a better selection.