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Arsenal boss Wenger confident future teams will be dominated by English talent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says his future teams will be dominated by English talent.

Four English players started the 6-0 win over Sheffield United - Jack Wilshere, 16, Gavin Hoyte 18, Kieran Gibbs, 19, and Mark Randall, 18 - and although it is unlikely that any will start against Hull City tomorrow, Wenger is excited about the success of the youth development at the club.

Wenger said: "People want to see more and more but I have a responsibility for results. I don't want to burn them out to early. They have to have a psychological and physical improvement and I have to get that combination right.

"We are in an international world and I always knew that I wanted to produce 60 per cent of homegrown talent and 40 per cent from elsewhere in the world.

"The mixture together should be a great Arsenal side, but early on there was not the talent in England so we had to go looking abroad but now I feel that we are finding more English players.

"We had [Jermaine] Pennant, [David] Bentley and [Steve] Sidwell that came out of Arsenal but we are now more complete.

"If we can keep on our toes and not drop our development in any area that I cannot see why this success cannot continue, but we are not pretentious enough to expect it."

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