“Arsène Wenger had 22 years to leave something behind for his successor to build on at Arsenal and failed to do so.
That legacy left Unai Emery fighting to save his job without the leaders in the squad who could save him before being sacked on Friday.
Emery was brave taking on the job in the first place, given the situation he was walking into.
It's easy to forget now that Wenger inherited a fantastic situation when he was appointed Arsenal manager in 1996.
George Graham left the best back five in European football to build on in David Seaman, Lee Dixon, Steve Bould, Tony Adams and Nigel Winterburn, while Bruce Rioch had signed a 26-year-old Dennis Bergkamp from Inter.
Throw in the likes of Ian Wright and Ray Parlour and the framework was there to be successful.
Crucially, France were also about to produce the best group of players in their history, winning the World Cup in 1998 and the European Championship in 2000, and Wenger had access to them before anybody else.
That was the first ten years. For the second ten he got away with claiming that qualifying for the Champions League was like winning a trophy and they regressed.
Wenger left the club in dire straits and Emery had just more than a season to try to tackle a decade of decay.”
All true but you're a bit late with most of that Graeme
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