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Premier League melting pot: Arsenal favour French and English players amid 13 nationalities used this season

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By Brian Sears

12 October 2010

The international break provides an opportunity to take stock of the multinational melting pot that is the Premier League, and late last week we presented snapshots of the number of international players by club, and a breakdown of the 60 nations represented by full internationals in the Premier League so far this season.

Today, sportingintelligence looks at some individual club case studies, including Arsenal here; they have used 19 different players from 11 different nations as starters in League games so far this season.

The most common nationality of Arsenal starting players so far has been French (six, five of them full internationals), followed by English (three, all full internationals, with a fourth Englishman, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, being used as a sub).

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Analysis of ARSENAL players used in Premier League games this season

19 different Premier League starters from 11 countries

*Not full internationals

In the 2010-11 season so far up to 10-10-10
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Almunia* – Spanish
Arshavin – Russian
Chamakh – Moroccan
Clichy – French
Diaby – French
Eboue – Ivorian
Fabianski – Polish
Fabregas – Spanish
Gibbs – English
Koscielny* – French
Nasri – French
Rosicky – Czech
Sagna – French
Song- Cameroon
Squillaci – French
Vermaelen – Belgian
Walcott – English
Wilshere – English
Van Persie – Dutch
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Three players used as “substitutes only” so far from two more countries
Denílson* – Brazilian
Emmanuel-Thomas* – English
Vela – Mexican
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Summary of starters / of whom full internationals: French 6/5, English 3/3, Spanish 2/1, Russian 1/1, Moroccan 1/1, Ivorian 1/1, Polish 1/1, Czech 1/1, Cameroon 1/1, Belgian 1/1, Dutch 1/1 = 89.5 per cent of starters are internationals.
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Summary of substitutes / of whom full internationals: Brazilian 1/0, English 1/0, Mexican 1/1 = 33.3 per cent of subs are internationals.
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Summary: 22 players from 13 countries, 81.8 per cent of them full internationals.

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