Arsenal Invincible Lauren: Wenger would improve you not only as a footballer but also as a human being
- The Frenchman was inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame on Monday.
- Lauren is grateful to Wenger for all the football knowledge he learnt from the manager.
- The Cameroonian says Arsene was a modern coach for a modern era at Arsenal.
"I learned a lot from Arsene," the ex-Gunner told the Athletic of Wenger. "I learned about football — about how to play on the pitch, how to pass the ball, how to think quickly in games. It was a different way to approach the game. He was a modern coach for a modern era, in an institution in Arsenal.
"We didn’t only learn about football. He gave you so much advice… so much! I’m grateful. I’ll tell you what: if you put it all together I think it’d improve you not only as a footballer, but also as a human being. That is Arsene."
Lauren joined Arsenal in summer 2000. He spent 6.5 years at the club contributing to winning a number of trophies. The defender was part of the legendary Invincibles.