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“We’re going to miss a great deal of talent” – Arsene Wenger says a lot of investment is needed in Africa to get more talent out of the continent

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Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has given his word on what’s needed to bring about new talent in football today. The 72-year-old believes that Africa along with many other nations requires a lot of investment in order to extract talented footballers who can play for the biggest clubs.

Wenger spoke via FIFA saying, “Mbappe has African roots but was trained in Europe. If he’d been born in Cameroon, he wouldn’t have become the striker he is today. There’s Europe and there’s the rest of the world. The latter needs help, otherwise, we’re going to miss a great deal of talent.”

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Arsene Wenger won 3 Premier League titles during his time in England

"We're going to miss a great deal of talent" - Arsene Wenger says a lot of investment is needed in Africa to get more talent out of the continent 2

Arsene Wenger established himself as one of the best managers in the World during his early years at Arsenal. He helped the Gunners to 3 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups, and 7 Community Shields in his 22-year stint at the club.

Wenger’s famous one-touch football was one of the most beautiful pieces of attacking football that the modern world has witnessed. Although, towards the end of his time, the once decisive manager finally lost his spark as youngsters like Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola took modern football by storm.

Arsene Wenger now works as the Chief of Global Football Development at FIFA. Wenger has also been quite vocal on his opinion at his former club, Arsenal’s development since his departure.

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