My tribe

Wenger discusses Junichi Inamoto Arsenal struggles

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has discussed Junichi Inamoto's time with the club.

Inamoto joined Arsenal in 2001 but made just four appearances before moving to Fulham.

"He missed something," recalled Wenger to Arsenal Player. "He had the basic quality but he missed something in the physical aspect, stamina, to be a box-to-box, up-and-down midfielder in the Premier League.

"Also at that time he lacked a little bit of belief in his qualities, because he was a very good footballer, Inamoto, but he was still in a period when the Japanese players didn't feel they were at the level of the rest of the world."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?