Arsene Wenger Admits Signing Michael Owen For Arsenal Was A Temptation

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‘Le Boss’ admits to Owen admiration.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he was tempted to sign Michael Owen but always resisted due to concerns over his fitness.

However, he understands Manchester United’s gamble on the 29-year-old.

Talking to Arsenal TV Online, the French coach revealed, “I must say that Michael Owen is a tempting solution because you know that if he doesn’t start he can come off the bench and score goals.


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“For a big club it is always tempting because he has the quality to play in a big club.

“The question mark about Michael Owen was his injury situation and they [Manchester United] gambled on that, but I can understand.”

Arsenal will face Owen and company at Old Trafford tomorrow in an eagerly anticipated clash.

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~ by footballdirecta on August 28, 2009.

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