Pardew continues mission to turn ‘soulless’ Newcastle into Arsenal lite
LAST night Newcastle United lost to Everton. The Magpies featured no English players in their starting XI. No big deal, there. Many other teams have done the same. But hen Arsenal became the first team to do it, Alan Pardew was upset:
“I saw a headline saying Arsenal are flying the flag for Britain. I kind of wondered where that British involvement actually was when I looked at their team. It’s important that top clubs don’t lose sight of the fact that it’s the English Premier League and English players should be involved. Foreign players have been fantastic. We have learned from them and from foreign coaches. But, to some extent, we could lose the soul of British football – the English player.”
C’est la vie, Alain Pardieu.