Man United Legacy Supporter
- Sep 5, 2014
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Manchester United, Stevenage FC
Good post but Henry wasn't cheap at the time. If anything he was expensive at 11m given that he hadn't really done anything prior to the transfer.That Arsenal side was a thing of beauty. Built by Wenger, plenty of steel, determination and style all rolled into one.
Jens - No nonsense keeper bought for just 1.5m pounds from Dortmund. Bargain.
Cole - Youth team product
Sol - Freebie from Spurs
Keown: No nonsense club stalwart brought back from Everton.
Kolo - Bought for peanuts straight from Africa
Lauren - Bought from Mallorca
Ljungberg - Bought for peanuts from Sweden
Vieria - A gun but recruited from Italy after an indifferent spell there.
Gilberto Silva - Bought from Brazil on peanuts
Pires - Bought from Marseille
Henry - Bought on the cheap from Juve after an indifferent spell and reshaped into a devastating CF by Wenger.
Bergkamp - One of the few already world class players that Wenger bought from Inter who turned out to be an absolute bargain considering he gave 10 years service.
Wiltord - One of the few big money deals in the team at 13 million back in 2000. Was a bit part player but still did very well.
I don't think any modern team, not even Leicester comes close to this team in how little was spent on it (relatively) and how many of the players were developed at the club. He truly was an elite manager back then with revolutionary techniques.
Don't think you can win a title these days building a team like Wenger did with this one.