Arsene Wenger is celebrating 20 years at Arsenal but he has been a failure in Europe… the near miss in Paris was the tipping point for his reign
That night in Paris, ten years ago with 14 minutes left on the clock and ten-man Arsenal leading Barcelona 1-0 in the Champions League final, sometimes feels like the pivotal moment of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career.
Twenty years in, the contrast between the all-conquering first part of Wenger’s Arsenal career and the less glorious sequel in the second ten years is all too evident.
And in retrospect it can feel like a night in Paris might forever be the turning point of his Arsenal career, when the club lost its momentum and settled for top four and last 16 as the benchmark for a season.... read more
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