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You bought Upson from Luton, he stayed 6 years and made 35 appearances - took you a long time to decide he didn't meet your "very high standards".
Bentley made just one appearance, so obviously didn't meet your "very high standards" yet was good enough for England.
This topic has been discussed before. You don't really want to compare the British players United has produced and playing in the leagues against those by Arsenal as you are on a hiding to nothing.
It was unfortunate for Upson. He did make the grade, but just as we needed him and there was a space for him to play, he broke his leg. This was on top of a few seasons out through other injuries.
During this time, we bought Campbell and also Toure. Matthew was again surplus to requirements, although in his final season he did start in 22 games for us.
I for one was sorry to see him go.
OK - I was wrong about Upson but it does not deviate from the main topic which is Arsenal is producing British players...
Bentley is a moron and everyone knows it which is a shame as he is really talented, and it's not because he left us that I am saying this... you know there are plenty players who have had one cap and who are not top players...Franny Jeffers has one cap too afterall.
I am not going to iscuss the Man U players vs Arsenal one as I simply don't know enough of your players to make a proper judgement on this but once again, it does not mean that Arsenal does not produce British players.
I just find the medias are not telling the whole truth when it comes to this topic ....Afterall, the scousers are producing very little british talents and don't have many brits in their squad either but funnily enough they are never mentionned when it comes to debate this topic
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No one is saying Arsenal is not producing British players (although we could argue about the quantity) but you say "I am not going to iscuss the Man U players vs Arsenal one as I simply don't know enough of your players to make a proper judgement on this" yet you take an an uninformed swipe at United.