Lee Dixon talks about Wenger's (lack of) defensive coaching abilities
George [Graham] drilled us into very knowledgeable individuals, and a defence that could almost play with its eyes shut. I don't know whether Arsene could do that. Well he couldn't. That's not his style, he is not that knowledgeable about the defensive side of the game. He doesn't push people around on the training pitch; he creates environments.
A perfect example of that is Ashley Cole. Ash couldn't defend to save his life when he got into the Arsenal team - and he'd agree with me. But he had arguably one of the best coaches around for him in Tony Adams standing next to him.
Tony had [Ashley Cole] on a piece of string. Arsene didn't coach him once. Arsene doesn't particularly know whether the left back is in the right position or not. But he knows that Tony knows. So he put Ash next to Tony and said, have a look at him. That blend of experience is the perfect platform for Arsene to do his stuff.
- Lee Dixon