Edu has revealed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wanted to win every match and every competition with no exception.
The Brazilian worked under the Frenchman for four years up until 2005, winning two Premier League titles and two FA Cups within that time.
Edu Gaspar, formerly known as Edu, has now revealed that he makes an effort to return to North London to meet with him every year, and remember his winning mentality and caring attitude.
“Every day Arsene Wenger pulled me into his office,” Edu told the Daily Mail, talking his first week at the club.
“He wanted to check I was OK and check how my family were.
“He cared so much and it made me feel so good. He let my dad watch training. I come to London once a year and always go to see him.
“His mentality created our team.
“He wanted to win every game and every trophy.
“Chelsea away, United away, we wanted to win.”
You would think that this attitude would go without saying, and surely every manager sets up his team to try and win every game, but recent seasons there has been a number of occasions where teams have been set up to ground out a draw.
Leading league contender Jose Mourinho is the main culprit of this, having ‘parked the bus’ on a number of occasions in recent years, including against Liverpool earlier in the campaign in which his side failed to clock up a single shot on goal.
Does Arsene still retain this winning mentality? Does the manager’s system against City prove he always plays to win?