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Arsenal's Silvestre: Three-quarters of world's best now play in England

Mikael Silvestre admits he's happy with the big French contingent at Arsenal.

"It was very easy for me because most of the people speak French in here," he said. "And I knew most of the guys in that squad were friendly. It was a good club to join, I knew the quality was there even if the results were not."

Asked about the presence of three English clubs in the Champions League semi-finals, Silvestre said he was not surprised at all.

"Practically three-quarters of the world's best players are in the Premier League," Silvestre said. "And with the money they have, it's easier to find the players. It's 100% sports business. They live their passion, give themselves the means to succeed and have taken away hooliganism from the stadiums. It's a flagship league, whose quality has improved a lot. I think the presence of foreign managers is one of the key parts of their success."



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