UK time is: 11:16:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Wenger Was Tempted By Owen

While Micheal Owen was looking for a club, there were whispers through the football world that Arsenal would attempt to capture his signiture.

To most people's suprise, Wenger didn't go in for him. He explained why at Friday's press conference.

'I was tempted, But at that time we were on the Baptista case where we lost out. I wanted him more because I felt he could play more middle of the park as Vieira had gone. I wanted a multifunctional striker more than an out-and-out striker because I knew that Thierry Henry could give us goals, I hoped Van Persie and Reyes could too.

“At some stage you have to make room for your young players or they never play. If I bring Michael Owen, Van Persie would not be playing today.

“For me it was not a money question. It was really 'do I stick to what I started or do I change direction completely?' I decided to give a chance to my young players because I felt I had to do it this year.

“When you are a young player there is a moment where you have to come in; if you miss that moment you lose the player.”








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

The Journalist

Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 9 2005

Time: 10:39PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Arsenal Articles

Chambers Rewarded For Early Season Form (Thursday August 28 2014)

Arsenal Keep Calm And Carry On (Thursday August 28 2014)

Giroud Has Surgery, Out For 4 Months (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Stats: Arsenal v Besiktas (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Arsenal Draw Southampton In League Cup (Wednesday August 27 2014)

Arsenal v Besiktas Match Preview (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Fifty Shades Of Arsenal Opinion (Monday August 25 2014)

Arsenal Chew Hard On Toffees (Saturday August 23 2014)

Archived Arsenal Articles

List All Vital Arsenal Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Naijagunner 94
2. Amos. 69
3. Chippy Brady 58
4. Galway Gooner 33
5. Joe_@** 29
6. Rocky7 25
7. Deltaforce 22
8. NYArse 21
9. nikolaijns 20
10. Guyfox 17

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 2 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Chelsea 2 2 0 0 4 6
3. Man City 2 2 0 0 4 6
4. Swansea 2 2 0 0 2 6
5. Arsenal 2 1 1 0 1 4
6. Hull City 2 1 1 0 1 4
7. Aston Villa 2 1 1 0 1 4
8. West Ham 2 1 0 1 1 3

Breaking League News

A Short Term Solution?
» Man Utd : 30/08/2014 11:09:00
That Old Thing Called Dress Sense
» Chelsea : 30/08/2014 10:59:00
United Agree Blind Fee!
» Man Utd : 30/08/2014 10:51:00
Hammers in for Song!
» West Ham : 30/08/2014 10:45:00
Mourinho on Destro
» Chelsea : 30/08/2014 10:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which players will we bring in before the transfer window closes on Sept 1st?
Suggested By:  
Defender 15%
Midfielder 0%
Forward 14%
More than one of these 57%
None 14%