Premier League - Scouting: Arteta for England?
Eurosport - Wed, 01 Sep 13:50:00 2010
The playmaker, born and raised in the Basque region of Spain, is eligible for a British passport having lived and worked on Merseyside for five years.
Both England boss Fabio Capello and the FA have spoken to the 28-year-old, but are yet to give a clear statement over whether they would offer him a place in any future squads.
As Capello tries to rebuild the national side following their poor World Cup showing, Arteta's technique and dead-ball deliveries would certainly boost the manager's options.
However, his age may count against him becoming part of a new era for the Three Lions and, despite other top countries exploiting the rules in a similar way, many traditionalists would be unhappy with a foreigner representing them.
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