Former Arsenal youngster bemoans club's selling tactics on Twitter

Reice-Charles Cook believes Arsenal would be champions if they had kept hold of Fabregas, RVP, Nasri, Song and co.

Manchester City have been crowned League Cup champions after an enthralling 3-1 victory against Premier League rivals Sunderland at Wembley this afternoon.

It is the club’s third big trophy win since 2011 and now means they have completed the fill set of domestic titles since the Abu Dhabi group takeover.

Meanwhile at Arsenal the club is still awaiting their first silverware since the 2005 FA Cup win against Manchester United on penalties.

So watching Samir Nasri fire in a lovely volley to give City the the lead would have been a particulary bitter experience for the Arsenal faithful.

And one person who agrees is a former Arsenal youngster.

Reice -Charles Cook was at Arsenal as a youngster and the 19-year-old was an impressive performer in the club’s NextGen Series side.

However he was one of many players let go this summer in an Arsenal cull - but he has remained in professional football by signing a deal with League Two side Bury.

But obviously he still follows the fortunes of his former club - and he was clear in his belief over the transfer policy at the club:

It has been said on many occasions that Arsenal have become a selling club - and it is hard to argue with the fact that this team would be vastly superior if they still had the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Robin van Persie at their disposal.

The statistic was that those players who had left Arsenal since their last title win had gone on to win an accumulative 56 major trophies and that has now risen once again with Nasri and Gael Clichy’s awards today.

And if the Gunners don’t beat Everton in the FA Cup on Saturday - expect it to grow again.

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