Arsenal need to buy British says Wilson

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson has urged manager Arsene Wenger to buy British players if he wants to create a side capable of winning tropies.

Talking to Radio Five Live, Wilson said: ”Arsene has a complete aversion to paying double the price for British players, but he has to swallow his pride on that because there has to be a more British feel to the team.”

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Of the 26 main Arsenal first-teamers, only Theo Walcott, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere are British, and Wilson believes this is a major factor behind the team’s failings this year. League leaders Manchester United have 18/36 of their squad from Britain and Ireland.

When asked whether the Arsenal directors would consider sacking Wenger, Wilson suggested the Frenchman is not under any immediate danger: “I don’t think the board will ever sack Arsene, unless there is a dramatic slump in the manner they play.”

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