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Arsene Wenger has revealed experience is key for a team to challenge for trophies.
Wenger has highlighted the importance of experience and he believes for a team to challenge for titles, there must be a core of experienced players at the club
One can say the boss is speaking from experience, we struggled to challenge for titles between 2005 and 2014. It was the period where we lost our experience players only to replace them with kids or inexperienced players. Since the team began to keep hold of its experience players, we have become a stronger force, winning two FA cups in three years.
“To be a real football player, you need to be 23 years old because before you have learned your job, you can have a great game and after, sometimes an average game,” Wenger told the club’s official website.
“You can have one or two exceptional talents like at the moment we have Hector Bellerin and Alex Iwobi, but the core of the team has to be from 23 to 30.
“If you look at the national teams, you never win a tournament with a young team, because it’s more mental at some stage to win something big.
“You need to have a certain level of experience.”
It’s a good thing that Wenger has acknowledged one cannot win trophies with kids and with a more experienced squad, we are hoping we can win the title in a not-too-distant future but it might be a little too late for the manager as this could be his last chance to win a trophy with us.
The competition in the league has also become stronger in recent years and it would require more than experience to be succesful. However as a club, we are hoping this would be our year.