Date: 12th April 2008 at 2:48pm
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John Terry believes Arsenal will fall apart due to the lack of ‘an English spine’.

The age old debate about home grown talent has, to be perfectly frank, bored the bejesus out of me now for longer than I care to remember, yet when people look for a reason to have a pop at Arsenal, it’s their first port of call.

Because it’s an easy target for people too lazy, or thick, to use their noggin.

‘You need an English backbone – one with that force, that togetherness, that pulling together. That’s what the English players have. It’s why Arsenal might come up short in the run-in.’ dribbled the England ‘hard man’.

When issuing this incoherent dog crap, Terry failed to think about three things……

1) Arsenal have twice won the league, once unbeaten, once as part of a league and cup double, and reached the Champions League final (three things Chelsea have failed to do), all with the lack of an English spine.

2) Teams with predominantly English players are languishing in midtable, some fighting for their lives in a relegation dog fight, proving that it’s not the nationality of the player that matters, but the ability and talent.

3) The season is not over, and it’s still possible, despite being weak and frail and lacking an English backbone, that Arsenal can finish above Chelsea ….. and in the event of failing to win the title, that would be almost as satisfying after Terry’s ill-informed comments.