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Wenger Hails Revolutionary Dein

Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal vice chairman, David Dein has helped revolutionise the English game.

Despite being on the end of some severe critisism (most from bitter, twisted & ill-informed Spurs fans) Wenger claims David Dein has had a massive input in helping change the top English division for the better.

In ten years, David Dein revolutionised not only Arsenal, but the whole of English football,' Wenger told L'Equipe Magazine.

'Apart from Josef Venglos at Aston Villa, an English club never took the risk of appointing a foreign coach.'

'It is pretentious to say it but my arrival was a strong sign.'

'Dein is a mad optimist. He is open-minded to new ideas. Before bringing me in, he was one of the people behind the birth of the Premier League in 1992.'

Then (I'm not sure if Wenger was taking the p*ss out of England here) Wenger pointed out that Dein had helped the national team.

'Then he used his influence at The FA to name Eriksson. I find they have some nerves to get a foreign coach for England. I would rather they chose an Englishman.'

'Several times The FA contacted me, I refused their offers. David Dein didn't need to stand in my way.'

He also revealed that he & Dein we almost always on the same wave length with regards to transfers.

'To sign a new player, we need to have the same wage ideas. We each write a wage estimate offer and compare. Around 10 per cent of the time, we all agree. '

'Usually he is the most generous. He really wants me to have the players I am dreaming of.'




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Writer: Rocky7 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday February 11 2007

Time: 9:18AM

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Excellent to see that they have a good relationship! Long may it continue.
simmy8_2000
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11/02/2007 14:55:00

Agreed and agreed and agreed. o_O x)
ducksworth
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11/02/2007 18:49:00

i personally have never liked Dein, for reasons i dare not publish, but the real power of arsenal goes to Hillwood and Fizman, dein is more your media front.. the true decision makers come from the former mentioned.. but it is good to see everyone signing from the same hymn sheet.
PUREGOLD
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12/02/2007 18:40:00

PG I am interested in your views re - DD.
G4L
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14/02/2007 02:18:00

 

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