UK time is: 09:47:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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.'




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:Sunday February 11 2007

Time: 9:18AM

Your Comments

Excellent to see that they have a good relationship! Long may it continue.
simmy8_2000
Agreed and agreed and agreed. o_O x)
ducksworth
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
PG I am interested in your views re - DD.
G4L
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Arsenal Articles

Kroenke's 3m Can Be Understood (Wednesday October 29 2014)

Three Points And No Mistake! (Sunday October 26 2014)

Sunderland v Arsenal Match Preview (Friday October 24 2014)

A Busted Flush (Thursday October 23 2014)

Isn't It The Sign Of A Great Team? (Thursday October 23 2014)

Team News: Anderlecht vs Arsenal (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Anderlecht v Arsenal Match Preview (Tuesday October 21 2014)

The State Of Play (Sunday October 19 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. Amos. 94
2. Naijagunner 61
3. paul_ownz 55
4. Galway Gooner 42
5. Joe_@** 30
6. Guyfox 29
7. shewore 21
8. Rocky7 13
9. Little Dutch 13
10. NYArse 11

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Sunderland 0 - 2 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Hull City
Chelsea 2 - 0 Arsenal
Arsenal 1 - 1 Spurs
Aston Villa 0 - 3 Arsenal
Arsenal 2 - 2 Man City

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Southampton 9 6 1 2 15 19
3. Man City 9 5 2 2 9 17
4. West Ham 9 5 1 3 5 16
5. Arsenal 9 3 5 1 4 14
6. Swansea 9 4 2 3 3 14
7. Liverpool 9 4 2 3 1 14
8. Man Utd 9 3 4 2 3 13

Breaking League News

So How Did You Vote?
Chelsea : 31/10/2014 09:42:00
Name the Starting XI - QPR (h)
Chelsea : 31/10/2014 06:25:00
Swansea Hopeful Sigurdsson & Ki Will Return
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:52:00
Swansea City Have Fernandez Red Card Rescinded
Swansea : 30/10/2014 20:44:00
Irvine Expecting Tough Leicester Encounter
WBA : 30/10/2014 17:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who is most likely to end as top scorer this season?
Suggested By:  
Campbell 4%
Giroud 2%
Podolski 2%
Ramsey 2%
Sanchez 36%
Sanogo 2%
Walcott 5%
Welbeck 47%