UK time is: 15:16:14
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Wenger: The Team Is Fantastic

Arsene Wenger today hailed his young Arsenal stars as 'fantastic'

Last night saw Arsenal become the only remaining British team left in this seasons Champion's League competition, but with a massive injury list and the departure of Patrick Vieira and Edu, the average age of the Arsenal players is little over 21.

Arsene's army fought admirably last night to earn a 0-0 draw against Real Madrid's 'Galactico's' and with half the job already complete in the Bernabeau, Arsenal progressed into the quarter finals.

Something which Le Boss is extremely proud of.

'Over the two legs, I feel we have done extremely well... and if you look at the average age of the team it is fantastic,' he said.

'We have been growing and re-building for two months. I believe we have re-built character and solidarity and these have always been the basic values of our club.

'For a while in November and December, I felt we did not always have that, or the belief we have always shown before.

Arsene believes that we have not been 'mature' enough in the past, but things are coming together.

'The team are growing up...it is a very, very young side and you have to be a bit patient at times. The quality of our football has always been good, (but) we often haven't been mature enough to avoid losing matches 1-0.'




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 9 2006

Time: 2:00PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
"Excellent result for you guys and with My lot and ‘Pool slumping out good for English football. Darned fine performance and entertaining too boot. Well done fellas."
BlindJak
Report Abuse
09/03/2006 14:10:00

toon fan droping in to say nice to see an eglish team progress , good luck , lets hope you bring home the cup
COOP1407
Report Abuse
09/03/2006 14:18:00

Thanks fellas, it's good to hear some English support for our lads. As AW said, lets play the game with some grace, style and dignity!!!
Rocky7
Report Abuse
09/03/2006 14:47:00

To hell with all Wenger outers, the mans a legend
nakcuh
Report Abuse
09/03/2006 15:00:00

proud to see the boys through bring on juventus!!!!!!!!!! DOWN with alan pardrew!!!!!!!!!!!!
zinadene zawho??????
Report Abuse
11/03/2006 13:15:00

How exciting must it be for the current crop of youngsters at Arsenal!?! If they stick together and develop well, they can dominate English football for the years to come.
pitythefool
Report Abuse
13/03/2006 12:42:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Arsenal Articles

Wenger Backs Giroud To Respond (Friday February 27 2015)

Wenger - Everton Response Is Important (Friday February 27 2015)

Wilshere Does Undergo Another Surgery (Friday February 27 2015)

Audio - A Marsh Reaction To Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Mertesacker - We Must Be Brave In Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Wenger Blames Defeat On Suicidal Defending (Thursday February 26 2015)

Stats: Arsenal v Monaco (Thursday February 26 2015)

Audio: Wenger Backs Winter World Cup (Wednesday February 25 2015)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 48
2. Galway Gooner 27
3. Rocky7 27
4. paul_ownz 10
5. alwaysgunner 9
6. Nwankwo25 9
7. Amos. 9
8. Guyfox 7
9. Wyn Mills 6
10. Joe_@** 5

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Chelsea 26 18 6 2 +34 60
2. Man City 26 16 7 3 +31 55
3. Arsenal 26 14 6 6 +20 48
4. Man Utd 26 13 8 5 +18 47
5. Southampton 26 14 4 8 +19 46
6. Liverpool 26 13 6 7 +9 45
7. Spurs 26 13 5 8 +5 44

Breaking League News

Pulis On Foster & Anichebe
» WBA : 27/02/2015 14:52:00
Southampton - Battle Of The Goalkeepers
» WBA : 27/02/2015 14:37:00
Stoke v Hull (Team News)
» Hull City : 27/02/2015 14:28:00
West Ham v Palace (Team News)
» Crystal Palace : 27/02/2015 14:18:00
Albion Onus Is On Us - Davis
» Southampton : 27/02/2015 14:05:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Monaco 'MotM'
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Ospina 27%
Bellerin 0%
Mertesacker 0%
Koscielny 0%
Gibbs 0%
Coquelin 12%
Cazorla 0%
Welbeck 12%
Özil 0%
Sánchez 37%
Giroud 12%
Sub:-Walcott 0%
Sub:-Oxlade-Chamberlain 0%
Sub:-Rosicky 0%