Ian Wright opens up on food orders and vitamin injections Arsene Wenger gave stars to Arsenal


Arsenal legend Ian Wright says the innovative methods of his former manager, Arsene Wenger, have changed the English game forever.

Wright, the Gunners’ second top scorer of all time behind Thierry Henry, played under Wenger for two seasons before moving on to West Ham.

Now he recalls the Frenchman’s impact when he joined the club and the changes he made to the players’s daily catch after taking control at Highbury.

Speaking in the last Match of the Day podcast on the best Premier League manager of all time, Wright said, “I remember when he did his first interview and it was the first time anyone see, especially us.

“He had those massive glasses, that oversized jacket – he looked like a professor, a professor.

“And when he came in, he explained to us what he was going to try to do – change the diet, change the training regimen, he wants people to rest more, we want you to drink more water , we want you to chew your food ‘more.

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“We used to have injections of vitamins directly into our arms – that’s not suspect! It was basically stuff that everyone knows today, like vitamin C, B12, omega 3. It was so far ahead of its time.

“Wenger took you to a place where you have to be literally the best you can be, and that’s what he did with us. “

Another BBC expert, Alan Shearer, added, “I used to watch this team and think, ‘How are you so fit and so strong? ”

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Wenger went on to win three Premier League titles and seven FA cups with the Gunners before finally leaving in 2018, and is widely regarded as one of the most important leadership figures of all time.

He has not yet accepted another management position, but has worked regularly as an expert and, last year, he also agreed to become the new head of FIFA’s global football development.


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