The Wenger Effect; this is what we've been waiting for. A former colossal from a mythical age surfaces from beneath the underworld. It's been eight long years for Arsenal fans, eight years of running a well oiled machine.Creating a footballing infrastructure that can last a decade at the top.
The previous titans have departed, their are view players that posses the power and ability of a Patrick Viera, Dennis Bergkamp or Thierry Henry. But this is a new age. An age not defined by power or physical nature. We're in a new footballing world where technical ability is valued, values Arsene Wenger has long foreseen.
Yes Arsenal have had little recent history. They have sacrificed recent history for a promising future. They have their stadium, money in the bank and a passionate fan base.
The days where Wenger would snap 11 gems from the bushes and orchestrate them into a title winning team are done. Yes there are still one or two gems that sparkle in today's game. But with money and power the less fortunate suffer.
Arsenal, during their successful years, were not a rich team. They knew they had to change, and change required suffering. And suffer the fans did.
Now look at them. They acquired the worlds best no.10, and the best by some distance, in Mesut Ozil. A transfer that shocked the footballing world. A player that could play for anyone, but chose Arsenal. He saw Wengers vision, and believed in him. This was a transfer that needed to happen. A long journey of sacrificing success for a more telling future. Ozil is the domino effect. Players want to play with him. And more will come.
Although still light in defence, it's an area that can be grown with confidence and steal. Unlike attacking positions, defensively you can improve with shear determination and organisation. Attacking flair requires technical talent, defensive grit can be earned.
They have England's most promising player in Jack Wilshere, a potential leader of men. They are a team that has completed the puzzle. They just require fine tuning and a trophy.
They are the underdog story. It's good to see a club rebuild and come out on top.
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