Arsenal are the most important club to the Three Lions

Only the ignorant amongst us will trot out the tired – and now inaccurate – dig at Arsenal and Arsene Wenger being the French national side.

Sadly, there’s still too many of them out there – we assume they’re the same people who tell us to ‘fuck off, it’s not soccer’ due to their failures to grasp cultural and social differences.

Agree with our underrated XI of the Arsene Wenger era?

Following the early years of Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Patrick Vieira and Emmanuel Petit, Wenger opted for a change of tact. And Arsenal entered into a period of the ‘British core’, with Le Professeur feeling that the British players would have a greater loyalty and patience in achieving his ideology, after being scarred by the losses of Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri and Robin van Persie.

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It appears that Twitter user, @Bylesie27, may have spoke too soon, as Arsenal’s Three Lions core may well be about to spark into life.

Theo Walcott’s realisation that it’s him that’s the problem, and not Arsenal and Arsene Wenger, has seen the winger force himself back into the Gunners’ starting XI and the England set-up – surely a guaranteed starter under Gareth Southgate’s next two games?

Wenger has done a lot for the English game, probably it’s greatest ever pioneer. And come the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the Three Lions could have Kieran Gibbs, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck in the squad – not a bad ‘feather in the cap’ for the manager who only buys French players?.


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