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Last Updated: Monday, 17 May, 2004, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
Ashley Cole
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England's Ashley Cole
Born: 20/12/80
Position: Defender
Club: Arsenal
Caps: 25
Goals: 0

Has established himself as the number one choice at left-back although is likely to face increasing pressure for his spot from Chelsea's Wayne Bridge.

Cole's ability to get forward has helped England cope with their lack of a left winger, although there are still question marks over the defensive side of his game.

The Arsenal defender needs to curb a hot-headed streak but is vastly experienced despite his relatively tender years having made the breakthrough at a young age.

Cole enjoyed a fine season for record-breaking Arsenal, who remained unbeaten as they clinched the Premiership title.







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