The Everton midfielder is still keen to represent Fabio Capello’s England, despite not being considered for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers.
Despite not being considered by Fabio Capello for the upcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers, Everton midfielder Mikel Arteta insists the door is still open for an England call-up.
Arteta, who has lived in England since 2005, is eligible to play for the Three Lions through residency and due to failing to ever be capped by Spain.
“The situation is the same as it has always been,” said the 28-year-old.
“No one has contacted me and I spoke about my thoughts on it clearly last week.
“I said it once and I’ll say it again. If that chance comes I’ll consider it very seriously.”
“I don’t think it’s me that has to make the decision. The FA have to think about it and propose something.
“They have to talk to me and then we can talk about it. I don’t think it’s me who has to say anything because it’s not my job.
“But if Capello and the FA say it’s all right then I’ll say what I think. At the moment, there is nothing.” (IMScouting)
Surely it is time fro England to consider calling up Arteta? He is one of the most creative players in the Premier League and could help to ignite a lacklustre England side. There aren’t many players of his quality available to Fabio Capello, and other nations such as Portugal and Germany are renowned for using the player residency rule.
What do England fans think? Would you like to see Arteta in an England shirt? I am voting a clear yes.