Frenchman was a huge fan of Wenger’s earlier Gunners teams.
Recent Newcastle United acquisition Moussa Sissoko says that the great Arsenal side of the late Nineties were the main reason why he decided to move to the Premier League from Ligue 1.
The midfield player, who arrived at St James’ Park from Toulouse in the January transfer window, has revealed that it was growing up as a kid in France watching the likes of Patrick Vieira, Thierry Henry and Sylvain Wiltord that persuaded him to move to move to the English top flight.
“I have always wanted to play in England. It is the league that suits me the best,” Sissoko said in the Daily Mirror.
“When I was a kid, I was very impressed by Arsenal with all their Frenchmen: Robert Pires, Sylvain Wiltord, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. I was 10 or 11 years old. That team made me dream. They won everything.
“I loved Thierry Henry and above all Patrick Vieira as we played in the same position. He radiated such power. He could cross the whole pitch with the ball at his feet.
“In midfield, he was the boss. Moreover, there was Highbury, with the fans so close to the pitch. I would have loved to play there.”