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Arsenal foreign legion doesn't bother O'Neill

Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has insisted he has no qualms about Arsene Wenger's selection policy at Arsenal as the two clubs prepare to meet in the Premier League at Villa Park tonight.

O'Neill has generally backed homegrown talent to get Villa into the shake-up to secure a place in the Champions League.

In contrast, he could be facing a title-chasing Arsenal side that does not include a British player.

That is not a problem as far as O'Neill is concerned, though. He said: "Arsenal have had foreign players for the last six or seven years and Arsene Wenger has built upon that policy.

"There have been times when they haven't included a home- grown player but that is not an issue. It depends upon what happens on the field of play and Arsenal are a very fine side."