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Vieira backs criticised Wenger

Gunner2010-05-04 19:52:39 +0000 #1
Patrick Vieira has told Sky Sports it is 'really difficult to understand' Uefa president Michel Platini's criticism of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Last week, Platini expressed frank views in an interview with Grenoble daily Dauphine Libere that Wenger has more a business mentality than a football one, and also questioned his calls for video technology in the game.

Wenger was left 'stunned' by the comments while the League Managers' Association backed the maligned Gunners chief, before Platini conceded he might have been 'too hard' on his French counterpart.

However, the head of European football's governing body voiced a final parting shot, revealing that he 'cannot stand' the buying of players at a young age - a policy often adopted by Wenger.

But Vieira, now at Inter Milan, has backed Wenger after he was brought to North London from AC Milan in 1996 when he was 20-years-old and went on to claim three Premier League titles and four FA Cup trophies with the Gunners.


"I don't think (he is right to criticise Arsene Wenger like that) because what is really exciting is that every young player that comes to Arsenal has the opportunity to play first-team football," said Vieira at an event run by Ford's Feel Football debate website .

"At the end of the day they are making their own choice. When you look at the way Arsenal play and the young players they have developed over the years, I think this is really exciting and really good.

"Wenger has done so much for the game and for Arsenal. The [Platini's comments] are really difficult to understand."

Sebastian2010-05-04 19:55:59 +0000 #2
Dude,who gives a damn about Wenger here???

Why do you even bother with this???Viera is an Inter player,but no one is concerned with this issue and stop slapping threads that are absolutely irrelevant as far as Inter is concerned.

You can make threads of Elvis in the Arsenal forum if you like...
Sebastian2010-05-04 20:14:33 +0000 #3
Ok,explain your self if you like and i will close the thread...



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