Arsenal boss Wenger remains big fan of African talent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he's a big fan of the attitude and burning desire of African players.

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"They have power and therefore in the modern game they are quick and strong. Most of them are centre-backs or centre-forwards," he said.

"They are also hungry, but I cannot believe we don't have hungry players in Europe. Maybe they just practice more in the streets.

"Every empty space in London is not for football, but an area for building. In Africa it's not the same.

"But I still believe that the top of the game is only for motivated people. If they are only motivated by money it does not last.

"You can't build a career purely on a hunger for money. In the modern game you can earn it at such a young age it's not a sufficient ingredient to build a career.

"You need that internal burning desire. You can be average now in the game and have money."

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