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Arsenal legend Wright: Neutrals like Man City due to English signings

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Manchester City have pulled off a marketing coup by buying English.

In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "It is only natural that when a team has lots of money, there is a certain amount of resentment from other fans. Chelsea is the prime example while you could also say the same for Blackburn, when Jack Walker's cash secured them the title.

"Yet, even though City's millions are coming from the Middle East, the number of English players in the team has helped their public persona.

"People would have more than an issue if Roberto Mancini's team was full of Spaniards and Italians. But because there is a real home-grown flavour at Eastlands, the public are more forgiving."

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