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Arsene Wenger's decade at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has long been lauded for his ability to pick up a bargain. But for every Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira or Freddie Ljungberg, there is a Francis Jeffers, Richard Wright or Pascal Cygan
And talking of foreigners, there is his much criticised transfer policy which has seen the English eased out with foreigners to the fore.

Wenger's first deals showed which way Arsenal were heading when he signed Patrick Vieira and off-loaded Eddie McGoldrick.

His net average annual outlay is in the region of 4.5m and the estimated 160m he has spent is less than Jose Mourinho has splurged in his two-year spending spree across London at Chelsea.

There have been duds - Francis Jeffers resembled a cardboard box as opposed to the much-touted "fox in the box" - but Wenger has signed and developed legends.



see also
Henry delight at Gunners record
19 Oct 05 |  Arsenal

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