Bad News Brits: What Has Happened to Arsenal’s English Flavour?

It’s not easy being English these days at Arsenal Football Club. Fans older than 30 will have little trouble remembering the days of club legends with names like Adams, Cole, Bould, Parlour and Wright, but for younger fans, it is a different story. Arsene Wenger’s arrival to the club in 1996 as a relatively unknown manager with fresh ideas sparked the globalism of the Premier League that we now see at every club in the top flight. Arsenal my have had a battle-hardened core of English veterans, but Wenger almost immediately brought with him a change of focus toward continental players and...

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