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Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts

Lee Dixon talks about Wenger's (lack of) defensive coaching abilities

Posted by Ix Techau almost 5 years ago · 6 replies

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

6 Comments

Posted almost 5 years ago by supercodepoet

All the more reason Tony should be brought in as a coach for this side. I personally believe Wenger is too stubborn to release control of some aspects of the coaching but what a defensive coach Adams would make.

Ix Techau Evil Mastermind 14,271 pts
Posted almost 5 years ago by Ix Techau

All the more reason Tony should be brought in as a coach for this side. I personally believe Wenger is too stubborn to release control of some aspects of the coaching but what a defensive coach Adams would make.

He didn't have the most illustrious management career though, is he even still coaching?

AWassist 1,486 pts
Posted almost 5 years ago by AWassist

I accept that we do not have BEST defense in the league but our defense is very underrated. We can certainly add depth to our squad and probably look for alternative to Per only reason being he is very slow. We need an upgrade on our midfield i hope the 16 yr old guy Krystian Bielik we are getting from Poland is an upgrade from Flamini, Arteta and Le Coq and can add bit of pace, height and physicality to our midfield bring stability to our back line, he looks to be a bright prospect and can be part of our first team very very soon.

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