David Seaman reckons that Arsene Wenger should strive to be more like Jose Mourinho when it comes to building his team.

  • Seaman believes Arsenal’s problems lie in defence
  • Mourinho won ‘three’ trophies in first season at United
  • Former goalkeeper thinks Wenger should take leaf out of Jose’s book

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Seaman, believes that building a team from the back is one of the best ways to potentially win the league and used Mourinho’s Manchester United side as an example.

“They have got to tighten it up at the back. It has been way too long since they won the league,” he told talkSPORT.

“Mourinho has gone in to Manchester United and won three trophies last season.

“Ok, they are not playing the best football, but it is not negative football.

“It is building on a defence and that is what we did at Arsenal for a long time. We need to get back to that.

“When I went to Arsenal, we didn’t play the most attractive football but it was effective football and it won trophies.

“It is all about winning trophies, for me.”

It should probably be noted that United didn’t win the league using this method, they came sixth. However, they did win the Europa League, so there’s that.

Blaming Arsenal’s poor 2016/17 season on defensive frailties seems like a bit of an obvious answer. While no one can say there weren’t monumental slip-ups, they can’t all be pinned on the Gunners’ defenders.

Last term, there were plenty of people from top to bottom not pulling their weight.

And while there are plenty of people who seem think you have to choose between attractive football and trophies, you don’t. Wenger’s shown that before. Hopefully he’ll show it again.