Arsene Wenger needs to copy Mourinho’s approach, says Seaman

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The Special One took three trophies in his debut season at Old Trafford, while Wenger ended the campaign outside the Champions League spots

Arsenal legend David Seaman has backed Arsene Wenger to continue at the Emirates Stadium, but affirmed he could take a leaf out of Jose Mourinho’s book to bring back the good times. 

Months of speculation over the veteran manager’s future were ended this week as Wenger agreed a new contract with the north London club. 

The deal comes after arguably Wenger’s toughest season to date, with an increasingly vocal opposition to his tenure among fans. 

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And for Seaman, who starred under Wenger’s command at Highbury, Mourinho’s more pragmatic approach could see an upturn in his fortunes. 

“Mourinho has gone in to Manchester United and won three trophies last season,” he told TalkSport

“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.”

While Wenger may have ended the season without Champions League football, however, the ex-England goalkeeper is certain Arsenal have acted correctly in keeping him.

“For me they have made the right move,” he added.

“I think it could have been done a little earlier, but I’m happy that he signed.”

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