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Elevenses - Holtby wants to dump Germany for England; Arsenal in the dark

Published: 29 Sep 2010 - 10:46:50

After the 'Arteta for England' debacle finished with the mother of all anticlimaxes, out pops another foreigner hoping to switch allegiances and don three lions on his chest.

Lewis Holtby, current captain of Germany's under 21 side, admitted on TalkSport yesterday that he would be open to the idea of ditching the old enemy in favour of a spot in Fabio Capello's squad.

The half-English, half-German youngster said: "I would definitely listen to [Fabio Capello]. There is always a chance for a conversation.

"England and Germany own 50% of my heart and I really love both countries and I pay respect to all of them and especially to a great guy like Capello - he's a legend in the sport of football."

Holtby, who is an avid Everton fan, added: "That’s the decision of the high guys of the English Football Association. There's a lot of British talent and a lot of really good footballers in England.

"I haven't spoken to anyone, no one has phoned me."

No one from the FA has phoned him? The guy is young, extremely talented, wants to play for us and actually has a decent proportion of English blood. What else does he need?!

Stuart Pearce needs to jump on the next budget flight to Mainz and beg him to ditch the Germans. If he doesn't, then we'll all probably be watching Holtby rip us apart at Euro 2012.

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In other news, Arsenal's game against Partizan Belgrade was almost cancelled last night as massive power cuts hit the stadium.

Floodlights kept going out and electricity in the players' dressing even went down.

And the source of all the information? Not Sky Sports, not the beeb and not UEFA.

Denilson's Twitter account - read it HERE.

DSG


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