Arsenal Are Helping the English Game, Says Arsène Wenger: The Nightly EPL

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger responded to criticism today from England manager Roy Hodgson who complained earlier this week that there are far too few English football players plying their trade in the Premier League.

Here’s what Wenger had to say regarding the matter:

“You have to find a good mixture. I think the good mixture is to produce the players from your own academies, and buy top, top, top class players. Let’s not forget that in Germany there are five million people playing football regularly. In England, it’s 350,000.

“The trend [of players] follows the economic strength [of the league]. But the trend is changing. I have good young English players who play: Kieran Gibbs, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Carl Jenkinson, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott. And it is not my fault if [Aaron] Ramsey is Welsh!”

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2 thoughts on “Arsenal Are Helping the English Game, Says Arsène Wenger: The Nightly EPL”

  1. Arsene’s self-serving self-righteous position is empty talk. In his 16 years in England how many English players has he nurtured from his academy? Gloating Wenger needs reality check. Mr. Wenger admit you’ve reached the end of the rope and quit. If you’ll not buy then go in and play!

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