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Arsenal boss Wenger denies he's damaging English game

The debate over the amount of players from overseas plying their trade in the Premier League has resurfaced since England failed to qualify for Euro 2008. It has been suggested that homegrown talent is being stifled, but Wenger does not believe it would be right to limit the number of foreigners in top-flight teams.

"For me it doesn't make any difference where people come from," Wenger told Sky Sports News.

"You cannot want the most popular league in the world and have everybody come from one country. It doesn't work like that. That would be miraculous.

"You can close your eyes and not want any competition or you can open your eyes and say 'we have the best players in the world here' let us produce players of that quality.

"In this situation we have a bunch of people who just want to shut their eyes and say let us come back within ourselves.

"But I feel England are going the right way to produce good young players.

"If you become the best players in the world there is no problem with foreign players."

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