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There has been a lot of talk about the Ox playing for England and to be honest on merit he should, as there just isn't another English player out there delivering the way he is at the moment.
You have to love the boy as you can see the enjoyment on his face when he plays, great to watch.
He has pace, technical ability, finds space, tracks back and is not scared to put a challenge in.
He is exactly what the country needs despite his inexperience and age.
But what worries me is the burden we all put on his shoulders and also what happens when he gets injured on international duty.
I am sick and tired of Arsenal players being crocked and I don't want another season like this one again.
So I am torn between the Ox playing in the Euros and doing well which he will, or safe guarding the interests of Arsenal.
He has been a breath of fresh air for Arsenal because he is one of the few out there that looks like he is proud to wear the shirt and works hard to prove it.
He plays like it's a privilege playing for Arsenal and as supporters we like that, we like that a lot!
I am not torn the England Team managed by an Italian clown and scuppered by the old duffers at the FA
Never have I felt so unenthusiastic about and England campaign
it will be same old same old as it was at the world cup I don't care who many Italian league titles Capello has managed to get teams to win International management is different and to my mind he aint up to the task and more to the point he is not English.
So no I don't want Ox or Jack any place near the Euros i want jack well and the ox rested all summer ready for next season not crocked playing for ruddy england
- 1 Reply to LEX
I do see your point Lex as it's bloody frustrating when key players get themselves injured playing in a two bob squad.
The trouble I find is that I am extremely patriotic and want my country to do well even when I know their crap.
So part of me wants the Ox to play because I know he would make the team better but the other half of me says whats the point because they can't compete for anything until they get their heads out of the clouds and start to play international football the way they do for their clubs, with passion and heart!
I say no. Keep him away from the England team prima-donnas.
Unless the new look England team consists of a lot more youngsters, and less of the old guard, then I don't want him used yet.
He has plenty of time to develop into something special ahead of being ignored or downtrodden by the likes of Terry et al.
- 1 Reply to John
I think he will fit in well with England's youngsters. If Cap sticks to the old guard, including lots of the failures from the World Cup, I don't think he should go. But if there's to be a clean sweep before the Euros he should be near the top of list, along with Jack (if recovered), and Kyle Walker!
- 1 Reply to Robert M
I agree, but with a brain and speed.
I think he will be much better then Rooney, or should I say a bigger asset.
He just seems to have it all and he appears to be quite level headed when you hear him speak in interviews.
Well grounded from his dad!