champions league final 2006


“There was a man, a warrior or a visionary, perhaps both, who set himself the task in tribal England of gathering together the greatest and most chivalrous of combatants to join him in a quest for such creative success that it would enter the annals of history. And so it came to pass. Arsène Wenger: the Highbury years saw Arsenal win three Championships, four FA Cups (including two Doubles), and reach the 2006 Champions League Final. The record speaks for itself. But there was more. Arsenal under Wenger have become beautiful. A team once best known for dourness and a minimum of frills suddenly became the spiritual home of expressionism and thrills. From Anglo-Saxon graft to French romance in a period of weeks. It was as though an Arsenal made of iron flew to pieces only to be rebuilt wit…”