Arsene Wenger is hoping his English contingent can excel alongside one another on the world stage, just as Barcelona and Bayern Munich players have done in the past.
When Spain won the World Cup in 2010 the key components of their side played with one another at club level week in, week out. Germany have had much of the same with Bayern Munich stars littered throughout their World Cup winning side, and Wenger feels his exciting bunch of Englishman can reach new heights together.
Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson (now sent to West Ham on loan) are all capped internationals, while new signing Calum Chambers has potential to be in Roy Hodgson’s squad in the foreseeable future.
These players are continuing to develop alongside one another which bodes well for the Three Lions future, and all will be entering their prime years for the next major international tournament.
The Gunners boss praised newboy Chambers, expressed his high hopes for him and called for his fellow English compatriots to mimic Spain and Germany’s successes in recent international tournaments.
I like the player, I like the qualities he has and he’s a young prospect as well.
He’s English and I hope that in the future he will get a call-up to the English national team because what we have learned over the last two World Cups is that Spain won it with six players from Barcelona. This time Germany won it with six players from Bayern Munich.
I hope next time that England win it with six players from Arsenal.
England’s World Cup was a disaster, especially from an Arsenal perspective with Wilshere who had only recently returned from injury as the only fit Gunner with the squad. The Ox struggled with his fitness while Walcott missed the tournament through injury. Gibbs missed out too, but cannot be overlooked if he continues his excellent form.
Jenkinson and Chambers also represent potential candidates, so there is certainly an opportunity for England to be represented by a strong Arsenal contingent. It will greatly benefit the country due to the continuity from club level as we’ve seen with the likes of Spain and Germany in recent years. Can England be as dominant? Not so sure.
Exciting times ahead for Arsenal’s British core (Ramsey included..)