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Re: Wilshire
Posted by: Slordio
Date: 26/04/2012 16:01
Wenger's big error was to move from building (or receiving) teams that combined physical strength and aggression with flair, to teams that tried to be Barcelona. Full of young, short, nimble but brittle little players. Luckily it looks like this has changed with mature guys like mert, arteta and podolski in.

In the transfer market, he gets a lot of stuff wrong and tends to give players too much time to prove themselves when they're fundamentally shite (Denilson) but he also gets it spectacularly right most of the time. He continues to be one of the best in the world, probably ever, at spotting potential and developing it into class. Now sometimes he waits too long, but not usually. Look at Kos, Ox, Ryo etc. no other big club manager in the country can do that.

The club's problem is not being able to compete with any comparable clubs in the transfer market. But if we didn't have Wenger we'd be in a much worse position. The likes of Mancini, mourinho etc can't do what they do on budgets.

I wouldn't question his commitment either (unlike the board). Yeah he's stubborn but he lives and breathes Arsenal. And it's pretty silly to say the current side lack motivation.

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