Taylor concern over Arsenal squad

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Professional Footballers´ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor is concerned at the lack of English players in Arsenal´s squad, denouncing the victory over Real Madrid as reflective of impressive young talent elsewhere in Europe.

Theo Walcott was the only Englishman in the squad that conquered the Spanish giants over two legs in the Champions League, with Cesc Fabregas, Jose Antonio Reyes and Philippe Senderos among the younger foreign players to shine. While Taylor insists there is young talent in England, he believes the youngsters are not given a chance at the highest level, which could eventually affect the national team.

Taylor told PA Sport: "It´s an English club but not an English success, it´s probably a greater reflection of youngsters from France and elsewhere in Europe. It´s hard to say that it speaks volumes English football when none of the players are homegrown, it hardly a reflection on England."

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