Edu says Arsène Wenger wanted to win everything he could, back when the Brazilian was still with the Gunners.

The 39-year-old spent four years with the Gunners between 2001 and 2005, winning two league titles, two FA Cups and a Community Shield.

The former midfielder says that success was thanks to Arsène’s will to win, explaining to the Daily Mail: “His mentality created our team. He wanted to win every game and every trophy. Chelsea away, United away, we wanted to win,” reports the Daily Star.

Edu also had praise for the boss on a personal level, saying: “Every day Arsene Wenger pulled me into his office. He wanted to check I was OK and check how my family were.

“He cared so much and it made me feel so good. He let my dad watch training. I come to London once a year and always go to see him.” I don’t much doubt that Wenger wants to win just as badly today as he did back then.

Other than the ridiculous arguments I’ve heard about money, I can’t see why else he’d sign a new contract with the Gunners. The problem is that the current team don’t seem particularly capable of doing so, in my opinion.

Many of the players in the squad have an FA Cup winners’ medal or two under their belt by now, but trips to Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool this season have all ended without a win, conceding seven goals and scoring just one.

The boss needs to try and turn that round, particularly against Spurs at the weekend, or it doesn’t matter whether I think he has a winning mentality or not. As long as he isn’t actually winning, most fans won’t believe he does.

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