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Brit Pack 4.0 - Arsene Wenegr finally got lucky again circa 1997/98?
Posted by: Merlin96
Date: 01/10/2017 03:25
Arsene Wenger got lucky with the French Spine, with his intimate knowledge of French Football during its 1990s Golden Era.
He picked up world-class youngsters like Vieira, Anelka and Henry.

He is a football purist whose obsession is to follow Rinus Michels' Ajax Model of Team Building, i.e. building a team from Academy to senior team, all imbued with his philosophy of playing Total Football. Of course, then he has Johan Cryuff as his flag bearer ... like Guardiola's Barca with Messi as his flag bearer.

Brit Pack 1.0 died without a whimper with his flag-bearer, an indiscipline Jack Wilshere failed to fulfil his potential with sheer bad luck in long-term injuries and his off-the-pitch antics.

Fast forward to Brit Pack 4.0 together with Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere as senior players backing up and leading Brit Pack 4.0.

I was impressed by Brit Pack 4.0 against BATE, Boy against Man, playing with courage and slugging out toe-to-toe with BATE players employing physically intimidations to stop them from playing ... flying elbows, body checks, ankle-high tackles, etc.

Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Willock and Nkietah ... they are the bright future and will form the core of the Arsenal 4.0 that Arsene Wenger envisaged that he will build since his arrival in October 1996 at Arsenal FC.

A bonus is the coming-of-age of Walcott, Ramsey and Wilshere, overcoming their annual "long-term injury jinx" every season; and hopefully they will be robust enough to last a season without any long-term injury.

That is the reason why Arsene Wenger signed on to develop his Arsenal 4.0 project.
And that will be the reason why he would continue after 2019 for another 2 more years to guide his Arsenal 4.0 into full bloom.

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