Sunday, 29 March 2009

Arsenal DO need more English players; but not for the right reasons (I'd take Steve Gerrard!)

The subject bores me, I've had millions of arguments about it, but I'm finally coming round to the idea that Arsenal DO need more English players in the squad.

I haven't gone soft in my beliefs. I still stick by my principles. In my opinion there aren't many English players who could actually improve Arsenal a great deal more on the pitch. Maybe Stevie G. In fact, definitely Stevie G!

People say you need an English spine to the team. I don't agree. A homo sapien is a homo sapien all the same.

Arsenal need English players for all the wrong reasons. We need them because it will help on the pitch with referees. A English ref will interact more with an English player. It's that little Englander attitude that is embedded into our brains from birth. We can't help it, its in our DNA. Its why we blame everyone but ourselves for England being shit.

We need English players because then maybe, just maybe, the biased media might leave us alone for ten minutes. Look at Manchester United, in shit-loads of debt, a Portuguese plonker and old red nose with a drinking problem in charge. Do they get it in the media? No, they don't.

You know why? Because they have England's knight in shining armour up-front. That 'orrible foul mouthed granny shagger, Wayne Rooney.

That great 'English steel' I keep on hearing about hasn't won England many trophies over the years has it? But apparently it's what Arsenal lack. It fucking ain't. Arsenal lack a player to protect the back line and a monster defender. And you know something? I couldn't care less where they came from. England or the North Pole. Do the business for Arsenal and that's good enough for me.

How many times have you watched an Arsenal game and some twat, who supports another team, shouts something about Arsenal being the foreign legion? Its all politics and it isn't right. Arsenal suffer from a xenophobic attitude and it will only stop when Arsenal sign some English players; for all the wrong reasons.

Keep it Goonerish...........

32 comments:

Sean - LFC said...

Totally agree with you mate.....Couldnt care less where they come from. Its bollocks that the likes of Harry gobshite redknapp comes out with and the media lap it up.

Wrighty7 said...

Hi Sean,

The likes of Redknapp can jog on. The shit that comes out from his mouth!

GUNNERD said...

NAILED ON WRIGHTY

Anonymous said...

We already have them: Walcott, Gibbs, Lansbury, JET, Frimpong, Murphy, and many more. Why should we buy English when English players are so poor? We'll nd up playing like Hull and Blackburn.

Marko said...

Gerrard is about the only english player I'm envious of. He'd be great in an Arsenal jersey but he's the only one. There are some decent english players out there but nothing amazing. Look at Lescott and Richards, last season they were great and now this season they haven't been quite as good and we're still being linked with them but I really wouldn't fancy them as signings. They'd be massively expensive and in the likes of Albiol, Zapata, Dabo of St. Etienne and Sahko of PSG you have much cheaper and better recruits that suit us more.

I'm not worried about our lack off english players cause in Theo we have a player who will probably hold down the right side for enland for years to come and in the likes of Wilshere, Gibbs, Frimpong, Bartley, Emmanual Thomas, Afobe and maybe Freeman and Lansbury you have players representing england at youth level and who'll more than likely make it at Arsenal.

Anonymous said...

wait until wilshere and walcott are englands star players im sure they'll still find a way of hating us.

the king said...

thats right wrighty, you say it like it is!its good to see someone of your stature not mincing their words!,unlike the plonkers on sky!if their deemed good enough, does it matter were they come from! the old farts from UEFA have got nothing better to do!

AmitD said...

What Xabi Alonso could have done for Arsenal. Thank goodness we have him. Unsung hero of Liverpool Football Club!!

Wrighty7 said...

Cheers the King!

Wrighty7 said...

AmitD,

I couldn't rate Xabi Alonso any higher.

He is top, top class and I wish he signed for Arsenal when the opportunity was there.

avenell said...

Oi oi wrighty.. you pulled a subject out of the bag..
Fuck the english players, I hate the way the press bum the wankers up and look at there record at arsenal in recent years..
Greedy Cole, I'm moving abroad so I can break my contract Campbell, Tie Ashley's motor round a old lamp post Pennant.
"I hate Arsenal" Bentley.

Sore point Wrighty.. lol..

Anonymous said...

The most ridiculous part about the whole situation is that teams like Man Utd and Liverpool have absolutely nobody coming through the homeranks of note. Any future England Internationals they want they will have to buy. Arsenal provide a third of the U21 starting 11 with plenty more at other levels and in Wilshire and Walcott have the two brightest young English talents in the game.
But let's not kid ourselves though, after the current squad go out on penalties after a heroic 10 man display in South Africa, and the next generation comes in mainly from our club, the media will still find an excuse to hate us and praise the foreign legions at Man Utd and Liverpool. Assuming of course neither has gone into Administration in the meantime. July 31 is D-day for Liverpool.
Irish Gunner.

avenell said...

Hey Irish it's been a while how are you? How is your job hunting going?
You are a wasted talent you should know that.

Anonymous said...

you're right about the media thing wrighty
was saying this years ago

duno about getting gerrard tho
hes on the form of his life atm imo
hes useful for the goals he scores but im not convinced hes technically up to it
dont get me wrong, hed do well at arsenal, just not as well as ud imagine
players like barry, ashley young, glen johnson, maybe even joleon lescott would be the right type for me
theres also guys like ferdinand and carrick who i think could play "the arsenal way" comfortably but theyr man utd players

Anonymous said...

liverpool have that jay spearing,
saw him against madrid when they were already 2or3 up and he looked real class tbh
doubt hel be as good as ramsey tho!

Joppa Road said...

An interesting article for a change. I think the reasons you have stated are exactly why we 'DONT' need English players. You are kind of saying we do so we can appease The FA, other fans, refs etc. Fuck all of them.

It don't matter if we had eleven English players mate, the press would still find a way of getting on our backs. Its just something we have to accept being Arsenal fans. Don't ever think the media would ever be on our side. The foreign player bias is just a convienient excuse to have a go at us. I mean look at it. IMO over the last decade we have played some of the greatest football ever seen in this country. Beautiful stuff. But what do the media do? They concentrate on our poor disciplinary record (funny how they are not mentioning that now with Man U). They concentrate on us having very few English players. Its bullshit.

I personally think we need English players because we are an English club and I would love to see some English boys coming through the youth. I am not totally against the 6 & 5 rile as I have said before.

Just dont ever think we will be treated fairly in the media. Its just not going to happen. My best advice is to not buy the shit that prints it.

Have a good one.

JR

Vertino Aleci said...

Lets face it, people who hate arsenal are jealous of arsenal. simple as. when we play at our best no-one can stop us. no-one. players who leave arsenal feel bitter that they can't play for a team that wants to play football the way it should be.

i think an english player like parlour would do. he wasn't the most elegant but he gave his best and was a character.

Anonymous said...

at least arsenal are english-OWNED. case closed.

Jack Straw said...

Very well said Wrighty. Most satisfying read I've had in a while, perfectly sums up this sad situation. Like said above, I believe if the young English talent at the club emerge as they promise general opinion may change, but I also think it will take another 6-8 years of producing top level English internationals to put us on par with Man U or Liverpool in the media's eyes. Despite the benefits, I don't want Wenger or Arsenal to pander to the pressure, just bring in whoever who will do the best job for the club.

lp said...

i agree.
who cares which country they're from as long as we're winning trophies.

Sultanirodzim said...

I Agree With You W7! What We Need I Think Is More Seniority In The Dressing Room Area!...

And We Need A Felipe Melo! And More Loyalty On The Team!

Anonymous said...

its stupid the reason teams have english players is because its the english game! its not the spanish german french game is it! u gooners dont even support ur country.

Mayank said...

to anon 10:37..which method of supporting england do you prefer..bringing through quality english players or buying all the over-rated english players so that the media like us..jeez at least the club is run proper..n btw club before country..even the english hero carrahger thinks so..

Joppa Road said...

Its Arsenal everytime for me before England.

Jamesgillesp said...

You have a point wrighty - but wouldn't buying English just be giving into the xenophobes?

As it is we are bringing through some good english talent - more than Liverpool in the last few years.

AmitD said...

Some of you guys sound just like Jose Mourinho with the whole "us versus the world" crap. The only reason why people are on Arsenal is because they aren't do jack shit right now. If they were challenging Man U instead of Liverpool right now, Arsenal would get all the plaudits and Liverpool (who already get enough crap from pundits etc) would be getting their asses handed to them by the media, which actually happened after Rafa's supposed 'rant' and Liverpool's slide from the top. Arsene simply needs to buy the right players and start challenging for some honours then your whole 'we against the world' stance goes out the window. What will you find to complain about then?
Leave that mentality to the Jose Moron-io supporters why don't you?
Thanks...:)

Anon said...

Totally agree with Avenell, English "talent" has been more trouble than its worth.

Cashley, ankle-tag Pennant, Euro-Sol and gobshite Bentley have not improved since they left, and so were kicked for the right reasons.

Why bother with them?

Anonymous said...

I'd love Gerrard at Arsenal, but not because hes english, becuase hes an absolutely class player who would better the team.. anyone who thinks that buying English would get the media/FA/fans off our case have very short memories..who were the last team to win the title with an all British squad? Arsenal 1988/89. Did the media give us a break? did they fuck, the disappointment that swept down the country after Anfield was shocking to say the least, OK they had Hillsboro, but the very next season the FA took points off us cos of Brian fuckin McClair kicking the cunt out of Winterburn, and our boys reacting to it!..It'll never change, fuck em all

Anonymous said...

Liverpool, Chelsea and Man U all have a fair quota of english players - all 3 will finish above arsenal this season

so saying english players are shit is total bollocks really isn't it

cuntchops

Anonymous said...

Cuntchops,

When was the last time England won the world cup? Or anything for that matter?

I bet you support some shit like Charlton

Anonymous said...

arsenal full of niggers, hahaha

muebles en pontevedra said...

Of course, the writer is totally fair.