Arsené Wenger: No Longer the King of the French Market

When Arsené Wenger arrived at Arsenal in September 1996, his extensive knowledge of European football and its players was one of his biggest assets. In those days, over 65 percent of starters in the Premier League were English (this number does not include the significant amount of Scottish, Welsh or Irish players). There was an untapped market of players all around Europe waiting for a club and a manager to take a chance.
Arsené Wenger became famous for signing great foreign players, especially from his native France, in his early years at Arsenal. Even before his tenure at Arsenal officially...

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