Karbassiyoon on why the Frenchman is so unique.
Arsene Wenger has won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups during nearly 18 years with Arsenal and has enjoyed great success at the club.
Gunners scout and former player Danny Karbassiyoon has revealed why the Frenchman is such a unique coach and the training techniques the 64-year-old employs.
“Playing for the Boss was pretty amazing. When I went to Arsenal on my trial at 17, soccer in the States was still quite young and we didn’t have anywhere near the same coverage as we do now,” the American told a reddit AMA session.
“I obviously knew how big of an opportunity it was, but that was all confirmed the day I met the Boss. I was with my Dad and in the reception at Colney when Steve Rowley brought him over to meet me. It was a handshake I won’t forget just because it kind of made me realize where I was.
“With regards to how he was around training, I think he’s like many people would think he would be.
“I was always impressed by the details with training. He was always analyzing. Little things he would say here or there to improve the speed of play, the direction of attack, etc.
“Those little bits were priceless, because I felt only he would see them.”
Karbassiyoon played for the north London club for two years between 2003 and 2005, breaking into the first team at the same time as Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie.
However, the 29-year-old never enjoyed the same successes as that duo on the pitch as injuries ended his career early – but he has since become a scout for Wenger instead.
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