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Which English players would you sign for Arsenal?

Sepp Blatter’s been successful. All Premier League clubs are obliged to name six English players in their starting line-ups and Le Boss is forced to dust off his cheque-book and enter the inflated English-player market.

To set the context consider this: A player of Darren Bent’s modest standing will cost you more than it would to lure Thierry Henry.

Curtis Davies will be more expensive than Kolo Toure, Bacary Sagna and Gael Clichy combined.

For the price you’ve paid for Robin van Persie, you couldn’t even afford Ade Akinbiyi who set back Leicester City £4.5 million some years ago.

So in order to bypass the transfer market madness of trading domestic players, lets just ignore price tags and assume we could buy anybody we liked so long as it improved our squad and the acquisitions were as English as the Queen.

Who would you buy? Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard and John Terry are obvious options. Arguably England’s best players in each of the three main outfield areas. But there are others who would be easier to attain. What of the pace, power and goal-scoring instincts of Aston Villa’s Gabriel Agbonlahor?

Do we have a buy-back option on David Bentley? Manchester City have a plethora of promising English talent coming through. As do Middlesbrough. Micah Richards, Stewart Downing, Michael Johnson are all potential targets.

Send us your pick of up to three English signings and we’ll post the results of the most popular choices once enough of you have voted….

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Also remember that an enforced quota on English players would drive the already ludicrous prices even higher. mmmm, 25 million pound Darren Bent.

Posted by: Adam | October 5, 2007 2:27 PM

i wud put micah richards top of my list. then dean ashton as i think he can be just as gud as adebayor in an arsenal team. nickey shorey is the obvious replacement for clichy at left-back. gareth barry/reo-coker in the middle with fab4 and i do like one englishman at leftwing that we already have: jay simpson.
so the final team will look like this:

almunia

sagna richards toure shorey

walcott fabregas barry simpson

ashton van persie

Posted by: ash | October 5, 2007 4:01 PM

interesting team there, ash. my only complaint is that i don't think sagna is that big of an advantage over hoyte, given how much we have to gain by playing non-englishmen at the other positions. i would play hoyte at RB, freeing up a "foreigner slot" for a better right wing (hleb or flamini, take your pick - and then move walcott forward to take dean ashton's spot in this team). . .

Posted by: Neil B. | October 6, 2007 5:45 PM

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