French Gunners lead Arsenal representation

Supporters of Premier League clubs will have their enjoyment of the World Cup enhanced by the opportunity to see their club favourites perform on the biggest stage. Seeing one of your own excel at the highest level might bring the unwanted attention of potential buyers, but the pride felt in one’s club players is a welcome bonus in the Premier League-free summer months.
This is particularly true of Arsenal fans, who follow perhaps the most cosmopolitan team in the division. As many as 10 different nations could have Arsenal representation at the finals, with the French contingent leading the way.
Making Raymond Domenech’s final cut will not be easy – only Abou Diaby, Bacary Sagna and William Gallas featured in the qualification play-off squad – but Gael Clichy and Samir Nasri should also be involved. If there is a left back crisis Armand Traore and Mikael Silvestre might also get the nod.
However, Football World Cup Betting suggests that none of Arsenal’s French selection can be expected to make a significant impact in South Africa. It represents a better chance for young players who are potential stars of their national teams, ready to make their first real impression on the world stage.
Nicklas Bendtner, Alex Song, Johan Djourou and, most excitingly, Carlos Vela, can be the outstanding players for Denmark, Cameroon, Switzerland and Mexico respectively. A look at the Football World Cup betting odds will tell you that any of these teams are capable of making a good run to the latter stages.
Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie are experienced internationals, but it is fair to say they did not light up the 2006 finals. This could be their time, central figures in the line-ups of potential winners. Theo Walcott should not be forgotten and there might even be a starring role for a member of the 2002 finals all-star team… Step forward Sol Campbell.

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