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Arsenal FC: 3 Englishmen Who Will Rejuvenate Gunners' Title Bid Next Season

Ieuan BeynonCorrespondent IIIJune 7, 2011

Arsenal FC: 3 Englishmen Who Will Rejuvenate Gunners' Title Bid Next Season

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04:  Scott Parker of England in action during the UEFA EURO 2012 group G qualifying match between England and Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on June 4, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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    As another season come to a disappointing end for Arsenal FC and manager Arsene Wenger, questions were asked of what would become of the side after another year without a piece of silverware.

    The young side seem to be overreliant on the likes of Robin Van Persie and Cesc Fabregas. Most sides would be—they are world class players.

    But there seems to be a lack of depth in the squad—this is a side, not a squad—and until this changes the dry spell Wenger’s men are suffering is set to continue.

    This team is on the verge of becoming very good, all they need are a couple of additions and fresh legs in the summer and they will be there, or thereabout, next season.

    With the rise of Jack Wilshere, Wenger now has the most talented British player in the Premiership at his disposal.

    Here we take a look at three Englishmen who would definitely improve this side.

Gary Cahill, Bolton Wanderers

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    BOLTON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Gary Cahill of Bolton Wanderers in action during the Barclays Premier League match between  Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Reebok Stadium on May 22, 2011 in Bolton, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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    This has been yet another very impressive season for England international Gary Cahill.

    The Bolton centre-back has been superb as he led his side on a run that saw them reach the FA Cup semifinals.

    He has been linked heavily with Arsenal in the past and his performances this season have brought further speculation that Arsene Wenger will attempt to get his man this summer.

    It is plain to see that Arsenal need a defensive partner for Belgian international Thomas Vermaelen, and Cahill, 25, fits the bill.

    Owen Coyle has said that Bolton will be willing to sell if it's “good business for the football club.”

    Cahill has also said that he wants to play for the club and a deal should be done early in the summer.

Phil Jones, Blackburn Rovers

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    BLACKBURN, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  Phil Jones of Blackburn Rovers in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Blackburn Rovers and Manchester City at Ewood Park on April 25, 2011 in Blackburn, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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    Could be the most talked-about English transfer saga of the summer.

    The supremely talented Jones looks set to be involved in a three-way battle between the Gunners, Manchester United and Liverpool.

    It seems that Liverpool are currently favourites to land the youngster, but he is the type of player Wenger would love to have at his disposal.

    Jones is only 19 and is equally impressive either playing in defence or midfield.

    He is a future England international and would be a brilliant addition to the Arsenal squad.

Scott Parker, West Ham United

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    LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Scott Parker of West Ham salutes the fans at the end of the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Sunderland at Boleyn Ground on May 22, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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    This would go against a Wenger-type signing, but Parker has a lot of attributes that Arsenal could do with at the moment.

    He was voted Football Writers Player of the Year at the end of the season, after at times this season he carried a poor West Ham side in a relegation battle.

    His performances have seen him earn a regular starting berth within the England midfield for the first time in his career.

    Who has he played alongside in midfield? Jack Wilshere.

    There have been glimpses of what could become a very good partnership.

    What Parker has that Arsenal have needed at times this season is experience.

    He has played in the Premier League for the majority of his career, played in a successful Chelsea side—if only sparingly—and has skippered Charlton and West Ham.

    He would be an ideal recruit for Arsenal, but will Wenger splash out on the midfielder?

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