Date: 6th March 2007 at 12:50pm
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Arsene Wenger has revealed that Prince Charles will never play for Arsenal.

‘What?’

I hear you cry.

Before you write me off as a complete and raving nutter, this is the latest in the long line of statements given by Arsene Wenger that you just have to chuckle at.

Le Boss reveled that no matter how English you are, if you’re not good enough, you’ll never play for Arsenal, not even if you’re next in line for the throne.

‘I can understand that people are disappointed that there are not so many English players,’ Wenger admitted. ‘But it is not my fault. Rules are rules. The people who are sad that there are foreigners here are maybe the same people who sell their house to move to the south of France.’

‘That is what is good about football; it’s the best against the best,’ he continued. ‘If you are not that good, you will not play for Arsenal, even if you are the son of the Queen. Has Prince Charles played for Arsenal? Whether the players are English, French or South American is another issue that is not the responsibility of sport but a political and perhaps economic consideration.’

You’ve gotta love him eh!?!


 

92 Replies to “Prince Charles Wont Play For Arsenal”

  • Did anyone see the bit a couple of weeks ago where Wenger was talking about some dude in his underpants? Crazy. Reet I’m off to work!

  • I’m f***ing gutted. I had a tenner on old big ears to wear the famous shirt at 1000-1. C’mon Boss give him a chance. Those pesky kids from Tiny Totts were right about us not giving the english an opportunity:)

  • Yes Jacky, he has leather underpants and a gimp mask with the initials Mj on the back. Can often be heard muttering about sssssshhhhhilverware and gibbering something about not being kidssshhhhh.

  • We’ll see if the impending EC/UEFA/FIFA rules change his viewpoint. It has less to do with players not having the ability than Wenger’s scouting network being focused away from England. With players like Bentley, and Sidwell coming good and demonstrating that your lots loss are other teams gain, lets hope all English u-14 to u-21 players are shown this.

  • Maybe you are right Sir_Harry. Maybe we’ll regret not paying 7.5m fro Jenas. Maybe Upson, Pennant, Bentley, Sidwell, will go on to get 100 caps for England. Maybe Spurs will win a trop……sorry I’m getting carried away.

  • Sir_Harry do you actually know what the rules changes are going to be? Did you see our bench against Blackburn?

  • arsene has trained and let go a lot of english premiership players. they are good enough for the premiership but they are not good enough for Arsenal. arsenal are a step up from what those boys could acheive. I certainly dont wish we still had bentley.

  • I doubt it iceman. You expect too much from a spud to actually know the facts before blabbing on about something 😛 Its just soo funny that they are proud of their englishness of the club with their shower of *****e players. the only good player is Lennon.

  • Actually by the end of the 2008 season, UEFA have had the agreement of the EC to have the rule that in a squad of 25 players, 4 will have had to have come up through the team’s academy and 4 will have had to have come from an academy at another team in England – under this rule Walcott, Hoyte and Randall would qualify from the Blackburn game … all the others in the 16 would be considered too old to be considered academy players. The FA say they won’t apply this rule but its pretty stupid of any club not to consider this. At present Spurs would have Jenas, Robinson, Dawson, King, Lennon, Defoe, Keane, and Huddlestone already qualified with the likes of Olsen and Pekhart joining young enough to be called Spurs academy players. And Hatespur, as a team who’s season likely ends tomorrow evening, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

  • We will probably the most well prepared club if the new homegrown rules come in anyway.

  • Sir_Harry…it doesn’t say they have to be english. They just have to come through the academy.

  • 4 foriegn born players who qualify as club trained: Fabregas, Senderos, Clichy, Aliadiere. 4 English players: Hoyte, Walcott, Muamba, Gilbert. Over the next 3 seasons we will have more players that can qualify as club trained they include: Djourou, Bendtner, Traore, Merida, Song and Denilson. This list doesnt include the 3 English boys who were recently selected for the U17’s.

  • To be honest, in trying to enforce those rules, the FA would probably find themselves up to their necks in legislation, due to this country’s stance on equal rights and equal opportunities. And we all know what the FA are like when it comes to hard work. To me, it looks like a no goer!

  • Sir Harry, honestly, you have just got your facts way, way, way wrong, again. We’ve had this argument several hundred times. Under that legislation, should it come in, Fabregas, Senderos, Song, Djourou, Clichy, Aliadiere, Hoyte, Walcott, Randall and Lansbury all qualify. You read your tabloid and assume we are ignoring this country, explain why Arsenal had a total of TWELVE players in the U-21, U-19, U-18 and U-16 sides. Tottenham Hotspur had a total of four. Your only current youth product is Ledley King. The legislation puts you in trouble, not us.

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