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Are Arsenal on the verge of a club and England revolution?

It has been noticeable the lack of representation at the senior level in the England side over recent years but it never used to be like that.

Using the Wolrd Cup as a yardstick the last three Squads in Russia, Brazil and South Africa had the following Arsenal players in the squad.

Russia 2018 – 1
Brazil 2014 – 2
South Africa 2010 – 0

Compare that with the three world cups previously

France 1998 – 3
South Korea/Japan 2002 – 4
Germany 2006 – 3

So, a clear decline and there is a correlation with Arsenal domestic success and decline.

Last Premier League title was 2003–04 and Champions League finalists in 2006 after that final and the world cup of that year no more titles or champions league finals.

Now, I know that our teams were dominated by foreign players but those odd English players that were in the squad and were part of the world cups did make a huge difference, I mean, what would we give to have a Tony Adams or Sol Campbell in defence right now.

But I digress, what is the revolution?

Well, I read an article on the Premier League official website and they did a little piece on four Arsenal players that could make a breakthrough to the senior team in the coming season, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka and Joe Willock.

All four are London born, all four have represented England at youth level, all four have played for the senior team and not one of them is older than 20.

Ajax play numerous youngsters at a time, Man Utd did it and went on to basically dominate the domestic game for a decade and there are more and more teams taking the same road.

If any of these four make the breakthrough at Arsenal then the chances are very high that they will be selected for England, that is how it generally goes and there is no reason why it has to be just one, all four deserve to be given the opportunity of regular first-team football.

We are not talking about them replacing Messi or Ronaldo, are we?

I would suggest this is the sort of revolution that Arsenal fans would love to see, four young English lads born not more than a stones throw of the ground playing for both their club and country.