The Thing About French Players and English Clubs
Some of the greatest players to have graced the Premier League have been French imports. When Arsenal FC appointed a relatively unknown manager by the name of Arsene Wenger from Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, nobody could have imagined that one man would build such a legacy. Arsene Wenger, the economist from France, not only managed to turn the fortunes of Arsenal Football Club but also cemented his place in Premier League history. When you talk about English clubs and French players, the first club that’ll come to mind is Arsenal.
A short while after his arrival, Wenger purchased a midfielder by the name of Patrick Vieira. A couple of years later, a winger by the name of Thierry Henry, who had been frozen out of the squad at Juventus, was also brought in. Soon after, Wenger purchased another winger called Robert Pires. Within a few years of his arrival, Arsenal’s squad had a considerable number of French players.
Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira, and Thierry Henry are all regarded as some of the finest players to have ever worn the Arsenal jersey. Henry is the all-time leading goalscorer for Arsenal in the Premier League and it’s easy to see why he’s regarded as the greatest Frenchman to have ever played in the Premier League. However, for people interested in sports betting and those who want to know more about current players in the League, here are some prominent figures.
Olivier Giroud is Arsenal’s main striker right now. The man recently scored the winner in the 86th minute against West Brom to lead his side to victory. Giroud may have his critics, but he’s shown time and again that he’s capable of delivering when it matters. A sublime finisher of the ball, Giroud combines his height and upper body strength to deliver cracking headers as well. He’s scored some of the best goals of his career through headers.
Currently the most expensive player in the Premier League, Paul Pogba’s story is that of a failed romance that has blossomed once again. The kid was scouted and brought on to Manchester United by Sir Alex Ferguson. Frustrated at a lack of opportunities, Pogba left United and joined Juventus, where he built a name for himself. Pogba’s famous for his crackling volleys and precision hits from outside the box. Apart from his haircut, his accurate passing and dominance on the ball have also attracted compliments.
Another very influential French player in the League, Payet has been one of the outstanding performers in West Ham United. He’s scored some amazing goals and there’s been talk of interest from clubs such as Real Madrid, so you can imagine the level of performances that he’s been putting out.
The main reason why these players are able to affect bets in their respective clubs is because they are outstanding performers and are able to turn a game on its head with a moment of brilliance and sheer class!