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Arsenal to be led back to glory by British core?

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The years of past glory, notably the years directly before and at the beginning of the Arsene Wenger era of the club, may well be on their way back.

The British core of Arsenal players of yesteryear including Tony Adams, Lee Dixon, Steve Bould, Ray Parlour and Paul Merson may well have found their long term replacements. 

For many years this quintuplet of players formed the foundation of a very successful period in Arsenal's history winning numerous First Division and Premier League titles, as well as three FA Cups.

With the emergence of Jack Wilshere, who is tipped to become the next England captain, as well the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Carl Jenkinson, the future of Arsenal looks to be in very good hands. The future of the England national team is virtually dependant on the development of the four Englishmen of Arsenal.

Despite the current influx of foreign players to the Premier League largely dominating the successful teams in the country, with the homegrown player rule as well as the financial fairplay regulations, having a large base of homegrown English talent is a huge advantage of Arsenal's.

All five players are currently 23 or under and have all been capped by their senior national team, Aaron Ramsey being made Wales captain for a period under the late Gary Speed. They're all likely to become regular fixtures in the Arsenal team in the next two-three years, meaning that they're likely to live up to their full potential.

Comparing to other top English clubs, Arsenal undoubtedly have the best young homegrown talent and also maintain a good mixture of experience and youth in their first team, as proved on their recent pre-season tour of Vietnam and Japan.

After the captures of 15-year-old Dan Crowley from Aston Villa and 16-year-old Gedion Zelalem from Olney Rangers (US), who are tipped to follow the footsteps of Jack Wilshere and Cesc Fabregas, it's certainly a good time to be an Arsenal fan.


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