Search

Arsenal legend Pires urges Wenger to copy Man Utd methods

11:12 16 November 2012

Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Arsenal's Manager Arsene Wenger. Photo: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

EMPICS Sport

Former Gunner Robert Pires has told Arsene Wenger to follow the example of Manchester United and use more experienced players to help his youngsters.

Pires believes Arsenal’s squad lacks the balance of Sir Alex Ferguson’s and insists their struggles are down to a lack of experience.

The Gunners lie eighth in the Premier League table, a whopping 11 points behind leaders United, and Pires thinks Wenger needs to readdress his youth policy in order to turn them into a side more capable of challenging for major honours.

“Wenger’s strategy has changed, he wants to play with a young team but you can’t win things like that, it’s very difficult,” Pires told Talk Sport.

“[Sir Alex] Ferguson seems to have found the right balance between the mix of ‘old’ and experienced players alongside the young ones and I think that’s what’s missing right now at Arsenal.

“Arsenal’s problems are a result of this policy. The team lacks balance and for the new players who have arrived, such as Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski, this puts them under a lot of pressure.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 18:57

Arsene Wenger confirmed key defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss Arsenal’s crucial forthcoming fixtures after he picked up a ‘bad’ hamstring strain during the 3-1 win over Stoke City at The Emirates.

Yesterday, 18:03

A touchy Mark Hughes stormed out of his post-match press conference after he was quizzed on his views about Stoke City fans at The Emirates singing about Aaron Ramsey’s career-threatening injury.

Yesterday, 16:54

Arsenal went top of the table as they maintained their good form by beating Stoke City 3-1 at The Emirates this afternoon with goals from Theo Walcott, Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi, after Charlie Adam had earlier put the Potters 1-0 up with a first half penalty.

Thu, 11:59

Sapo Verde Under-11s conceded just a single goal in eight games as they clinched the Camden & Islington League Development Cup at Market Road.

Thu, 07:20

Athletes frequently relate how finding a different perspective can raise their performance – and Islington BC’s Amy Pu is certainly hoping to be among them.

Thu, 07:03

Ever since actor Ray Winstone began imploring viewers to “get yer mobiles out” in bet365’s TV commercial, which was regularly screened at half-time during live match broadcasts a few years ago, all bookmakers have witnessed an increase in three particular forms of betting.

Wed, 17:00

Former St Pancras ABC star Alan ‘Avalanche’ Higgins wants to become a British champion in 2017 following his Southern Area title success at the weekend.

Wed, 16:00

Waj Abdul Malik grabbed a hat-trick as Eastside Allstars thrashed Alchemists 6-0 to advance to the next round of the Jack Morgan Cup.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now