Wright opens up on food orders and vitamin injections Wenger gave Arsenal stars

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says his former manager Arsene Wenger's innovative methods changed the English game forever.

Wright, the Gunners' second-highest scorer of all time behind only Thierry Henry, played under Wenger for two seasons before moving on to West Ham.

Now he has recalled the impact the Frenchman had when he first arrived at the club and the changes he made to players' daily intakes after taking charge at Highbury.

Speaking on the latest Match of the Day podcast about the best Premier League manager of all time, Wright said: "I remember when he did his first interview and it's the first time anybody's ever seen him, especially us.

"He had these massive glasses on, this oversized jacket – he looked like a professor, a teacher.

"And when he came in he explained to us what he was going to try and do – change the diet, change the training regime, he wants people to rest more, we want you to drink more water, we want you to chew your food more.

"We used to have vitamin injections directly into our arm – it's not suspect! It was basically stuff everyone knows today, like vitamin C, B12, omega 3. He was so far ahead of his time.

"Wenger took you to a place where you had to be literally the best you could be, and that's what he did with us."

Fellow BBC pundit Alan Shearer added: "I used to look at that team and think, 'how are you so fit and strong?"


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