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Arsene Wenger explains why ‘intelligent’ Arsenal legends can become ‘good managers’

Arsene Wenger believes that the studious nature of Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira can see them become ‘good managers’ in the future, having seen first-hand the dedication and commitment behind the two enigmatic Frenchmen during their playing days at the Gunners.

Henry and Vieira know what it takes to be a winner as an active professional, and since hanging up their boots, the two lauded members of the coveted Les Invicibles fold have embarked on their own respective coaching missions, in order to pursue greatness past retirement.

‘Titi’ was part of Roberto Martinez’s backroom staff for the Belgium national set-up which claimed third spot at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after beating England 2-0 in Moscow in the third place play-off, and has recently departed his role as a pundit for Sky Sports after 4 years on our screens to focus on his development an aspiring manager.

‘Paddy’, formally of MLS franchise New York City, is now the esteemed boss of Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice after assuming the role during the summer, and is presumably ready to showcase his own tailor-made philosophy to the footballing world in one of the continent’s most competitive divisions.

The formidable duo both have the necessary credentials to succeed in their future ambitions, according to Le Prof, who openly conveyed to French outlet RTL:

“Often, I’m asked if Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira will be good managers and I always answer yes,

“They have all the qualities; they’re intelligent, they know football, they have excellent skillset, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed. It’s an obsession which bounces around your head day and night.

“You wake up at 3am thinking about team selection, tactics, formation.”

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