Can the Brits win it for Arsenal?

Ahead of the all-important FA Cup semi-final clash against Manchester City, the Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has challenged the club’s ‘British Core’ to take responsibility for the future and take the North London club forward from the current slump. Despite the Gunners’ British stars not faring too well, it appears Wenger is still a believer and has urged the much-criticised bunch to make an impact.

As quoted by the BBC, the Frenchman said: “It’s more natural for local players because they have been educated in Arsenal – players like Ramsey, Walcott, Chamberlain. They have to take charge. If they didn’t want it, that would be a huge disappointment.”

These words from the boss come ahead of the clash against Manchester City, where Wenger is likely to field around five British stars – with the likes of Holding, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gibbs, Ramsey and Welbeck all set to start, and with Theo Walcott likely to be on the bench. Clearly, the veteran manager is trying to motivate the club’s British players, with all of them being average at best so far this campign.

Personally, I am not a big fan of the ‘British Core’. While there was a time where they all showed immense promise, none of them have actually lived up to the hype despite there being no shortage of opportunities. Issues with injuries and consistency have continually plagued the careers of these players and they simply have not got going. When you look at Spurs and see how their local stars are doing, you’d notice that the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose have been the pivot of their title surge.

So with that being said, Arsenal’s British bunch really have to step up. With around five of them likely to start against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, it is golden opportunity to make a statement in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley stadium. Clearly, Wenger entrusts the club’s future in the hands of these players and it’s about time they repay the faith showed by the manager.



  1. ThirdManJW says:

    The ‘British Core’ on average, has around 8 years at Arsenal…and have done almost nothing! Almost all of them wouldn’t have lasted more than two seasons at best, under a top manager. It’s been a failed experiment, yet our delusional manager won’t admit it.

    I don’t know why Wenger doesn’t just go back to using lots of foreigners like before. That’s when we at our most successful! I know we have the homegrown rule, but other clubs don’t seem to be so reliant on British players.

  2. SoOpa AeoN says:

    Stop talking bout our rotten core
    All the brits on our team(exclude holding) has nothing to offer..


    Same goes to those british Arsenal fans who can’t stand up for the rightful cause…who are standing up for mediocrity (wenger) week in and week out….who’s been tolerating this catastrophe… Who patronizes stadium tickets…. Who fails to lift their voice up and eliminate this dictator…

    Honestly, this can’t happen/be allowed to continue where i come from!

    1. Fatboy Gooney says:

      And where do you come from mate?
      There must be a lot of riots in your neck of the woods then?
      ??? -“Hand it over son, I haven’t got all day”

    2. Guneal (English Arsenal fans let me down) says:

      It’s a sad thing I can only give you thumb up once.
      Thanks mate for speaking my heart.

  3. The troll formerly known as robin vanpayslip says:

    Wenger is wack and so is his British core. They get on well because they all like to fail spectacularly

  4. Arsenal_Girl says:

    Next season ALL BRITISH

    …………………..Ramsey….. Ox
    Walcott…………..Wilshere …….Welbeck

    LOL. That would be terrible actually

    Some of these players should be sold
    Like Ramsey and Jenks

    Wenger said yesterday that Ramsey and Ox are the future of Arsenal….Wenger must GO
    He is insane

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      If this isn’t wengeritic afflictions……what is?

  5. Fatboy Gooney says:

    A rotten Apple’s core has more stability than Arsenal’s British core ?
    And the old fart what’s it to hang around for another 10 years ?

  6. twig says:

    Walcott has lived up to the hype. One of the best scoring right wingers the EPL has seen.

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:


    2. Rkw says:

      No wonder wenger gets away with his existential drivel …4th place junkies just snort it all up … Two words .for you .. Cold turkey

  7. Goonerboy says:

    But what if the Manager is the one that is rottening the core????? Imagine Ox playing for Spurs or Klopp, am sure he would be used better…look at Ramsey for Wales….Chambers isn’t a bad player either, he is being tossed here and there,with his height,he should be a CB and he will be better than Gabriel…

    Of course am not they are all good(the B. Core) but at the same time you have to wonder why NONE of them is fulfilled yet, some are not even played in their positions..its just a pity, we have wasted lots of time and resources on these ones that its not even funny anymore…..

  8. SoOpa AeoN says:

    OT: RIP to all the fans who Lost their Lives via electrocution when an overhead cable fell on them in a viewing centre while watching the Europa League match btw manutd and Anderlecht somewhere in the city of calabar, Nigeria…
    Condolences to their respective families….

    1. ugabooga says:

      Stop looking for attention

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      you don’t know a thing bout me so STFU!

  9. Goonerboy says:

    Am not saying***

  10. citrenoogeht says:

    It is comments attributed to Wenger like the one above that convinces me that Wenger has to go. If he can’t see that Ramsey isn’t Arsenal quality then he needs to go! I’m not even saying that it isn’t important to have a strong and “quality” British core but holding Ramsey as an example of this beggars belief.

  11. tweety says:

    well i do not live in the uk, so what. i have been a gooner since my first breath and i feel as you who pay for matches. i watch all matches whatever the date and time. play with the brits and a british manager too and see what happens. yes ramsey, walcott, jenkinson and so on are not good enough to play for the club i love. so is aw, the time is up if (WE) like the club to win something. gooner = forever

  12. Javier says:

    Arsenal in such poor form….it will be a miracle if they win…

    I want to be wrong ..but
    mediocrity will continue to be the norm with Wenger in charge.

    good luck…..

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      *some text from the quote missing* …*winks*

  13. Nwaneri says:

    British core….. Very useless
    British fans…….Disappointing

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      accurate bru

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