Going through some old programmes. This bloke had good taste in players (circa 2000) wonder what happened to him? pic.twitter.com/5aNRKUNjVy
— Michael Cox (@Zonal_Marking) September 26, 2016
We all know about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s love for all things Arsenal, and an old article from 2000 shows he might give the club a bit more ambition in the transfer market.
In an interview with an old Arsenal match-day programme, the MP for Islington North was asked how he’d spend a £150million transfer budget for his beloved Gunners.
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His top three players? ‘Denilson, Lilian Thuram and J J Okocha.’
Not a bad selection at all, with Denilson and Thuram among the top players in the world at the time, while Okocha would go on to star in the Premier League with a move to Bolton in 2002.
Of course, there was a Denilson who ended up playing for Arsenal, but we assume Corbyn means the World Cup-winning winger, rather than the disappointing flop who joined Arsene Wenger’s side in 2006.
Get Jez on board, Arsene!