Date: 26th November 2007 at 10:01am
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Trevor Brooking believes that some of the best English talent is coming through the ranks at Arsenal according to Arsene Wenger.

Wenger has been constantly berated for allegedly soiling our national game by bringing in a whole host of ‘dirty foreigners’, despite it being obvious to anyone with half a brain that Le Boss has been trying to fix the problems with the academies whilst at the same time taking the Gunners to the pinnacle of English football. Something that the director of football development, Trevor Brooking, appreciates.

He said: ‘I spoke with Trevor Brooking this morning and he agrees that some of the best young English players are coming through at Arsenal.

‘There are some boys in our Under-17 team who will soon have the technical quality to compete at the level of our senior team. But we need to be patient with them. I do not believe England don’t have the players to compete with the rest of the world and I don’t see why England could not play the Arsenal way.’

‘It was a real shock to me that we could not get the point we needed on Wednesday. I say ‘we’ because I am an England supporter, too. After 11 years here, of course I am. I love the passion for football here.’

‘Unfortunately, apparently I am to blame because I don’t produce enough English players!’