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SportFrom pitch to dugout: Managers who were players under Arsene Wenger

14:45  06 december  2018
14:45  06 december  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Emery on Arsenal after Wenger: "I had to change things"

Emery on Arsenal after Wenger: Unai Emery has admitted that he had to change things at Arsenal after Arsene Wenger’s 22-year stay came to an end. When the Spaniard took over the reigns in the summer, it became apparent that things were going to be different under the new man, and perhaps that should have come as little surprise – it certainly wasn’t a surprise to Unai Emery. Speaking to MARCA, Emery revealed: “I respect him [Wenger] a lot, but no matter how much information he gave me, I had to change things. I told the players ‘we are starting at ground zero’. Even now, four months later, I still say ‘we are just at the beginning!’” Specifically, the former PSG boss claimed that they had made changes to dietary measures as well: “There were habits that we could improve on in terms of nutrition. Together with the nutritionist and the fitness coach, we decided to get rid of juice with sugar, but that’s normal and what I do at home: eat without sugar, less fat, healthier food. That’s it.” When asked if he was a meticulous coach, Emery opined on the task of having to find a delicate balance between an attention to detail, and an obsession with the small things: “Once a Chinese coach came to see us at Sevilla and he repeatedly said to me: ‘Unai, your work on the details has impressed me’. And it stuck with me. I said to myself: ‘Well that’s a positive!’ But it can also be negative, you might say, a bit tiresome, wanting to influence the players too much, so I don’t know. What I do is work hard. I look at the 90 minutes and analyse openings, where the space is etc. Then I transfer that to video and show the players.” The new-look Arsenal have enjoyed a strong start to the season, after dropping their first two games to Manchester City and Chelsea.

Arsène Wenger OBE (French pronunciation: [aʁsɛn vɛŋɡɛʁ]; born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager and former player .

Arsene Wenger 's best moments as Arsenal manager . 1/15 1996 – Becomes Arsenal Manager . In 2004, Arsenal were at the peak of their powers under Wenger . His philosophy of possession-based free-flowing football, combined with the talent of players such as Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, led

From pitch to dugout: Managers who were players under Arsene Wenger © Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sport Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry of Arsenal celebrate

Two former Arsenal superstars, Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry, will go head-to-head as managers tomorrow, as Henry’s Monaco side hosts Vieira’s Nice in Ligue 1. The two French legends are just two of Arsene Wenger’s former players who’ve gone into management. We’ve taken a look at each player who played under Wenger at Arsenal, who then decided to take the plunge into the manager’s chair.

Roma considering Arsene Wenger approach.
Roma are considering an approach for former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, according to a report from calciomercato.com. Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco, who has managed a host of sides in Italy, has struggled during the current campaign, despite leading the Italian giants to the Champions League semi-finals last year. Di Francesco’s side sit eighth in Serie A, 25 points off table toppers Juventus as the season approaches the halfway stage. And according to reports, Roma are considering an approach for Wenger, who managed the Gunners for 22 years. Officials at Roma have been a huge admirer of Wenger over recent years, with the club sending the Frenchman a classy message ahead of his final game in charge of the club back in May. And with Wenger insisting a few weeks ago that he is ready to come back into football, we may see the former Gunners boss back in the dugout very soon.

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