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Arsenal need a manager with the HUNGER TO WIN!

Arsenal have sacrificed our football legacy for a financial one. by GP

Let me be very clear. Arsene Wenger is the best manager we have ever had. Because of the contribution he has made to not only the English but the world game, I have him up there with the very best. Not winning the champions League maybe be a blot on his Arsenal CV to some but his record as a coach developing players into great players cannot be equalled by anyone else.

Arsenal Show Hunger and Desire on Off-day – But a Little Too Late!

When Vermaelen somehow managed to nip the ball past Szczesny, many Arsenal fans had that same “one of those days” feeling. The Arsenal team had been playing poorly for the whole match and while we were unfortunate not to be a goal up, we found ourselves a goal down at our own end.

The tempo had been too slow. Arshavin was not getting out of second gear. Van Persie was being shackled well by Senderos and Hangeland. Arteta and Ramsey were looking for the sideward pass all the time. Even Walcott who had been fizzing great balls from the right looked ineffective. Gervinho and Chamakh, two players who had found little success in front of goal recently, were coming on.

Adebayor – Wenger doesn’t have the hunger of Mourinho

The ex-Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor left on acrimonious term with the club, but after a failed term at Man City he was loaned out to Real Madrid and he thinks that Arsene Wenger doesn’t come close to Jose Mourinho when it comes to motivating the players to go that extra mile to win a trophy.

“Mourinho is the best, then Arsene Wenger. He prepares his players sometimes like you are going to war,” Adebayor said. “He gives you that spirit and motivation. I have huge respect for Arsene Wenger, but Jose Mourinho could not accept losing to Birmingham in a final. No chance.

Schwarzer – I was hungry to play for Arsenal

The Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer has yet again reiterated that he was full of “hunger and desire” to join Arsenal last summer, and play in the Champions League before he retires.

Arsene Wenger bid £3m to take the 38 year-old to the Emirates, but Fulham refused to accept such a low bid for the Australian international despite the player himself threatening to go on strike if they didn’t allow the move.

“Obviously the clubs did not agree and that’s the closest we got.” he said. “There’s no hidden message. Everyone knew my position on the whole matter.

Wenger – Nothing in the market, but the players we have are hungry!

Arsene Wenger doesn’t seem very confident about buying anyone at the moment, despite believing that it is important to get in early during the transfer window. From his nonchalant tone of voice it would seem that Arsenal are not really tracking anyone!

“Ideally because of the number of games you have in January, you want to act as quickly as possible,” he said. “But at the moment it is very quiet.

“You hear here and there a player is going, but there is always more talk in the media than movement and more speculation than acting.”