Wenger not to compromise his footballing philosophy

15:01, April 16, 2011      

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English Premier League side Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday that he will not compromise his footballing philosophy though the club is owned by American tycoon Stan Kroenke.

Wenger's philosophy, which is putting faith in young, technically proficient and therefore inexpensive players, will receive one of the sternest tests of the season on Sunday when Liverpool are the visitors to the Emirates Stadium. If Arsenal lose, their title chances will be all but non-existent.

Wenger says no matter what the result is, he will continue to follow the course he has pursued for over a decade, having already had talks on the subject with Kroenke, who will attend the match on Sunday.

"On the football side of things we will continue to focus on the football the way we want to play it and to develop our players," said the Frenchman.

"We have a squad which is about 23 years of age, which is in a strong position in the league. We have a certain philosophy of football and we will continue to develop that and to play even better," he said.

"We will continue to run the club like it has been done until now -- that means live within our resources, produce our own resources and develop our football team," he added.

Arsenal now trailed leader Man United to stand the second place.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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