When fitness issues hampered two talented midfielders' growth, the Frenchman was in command of the Gunners.
has claimed that he feels "
" for the injury difficulties that have plagued the careers of
, two talented playmakers who initially had fitness issues while at Arsenal.
Back then, the renowned French coach was in charge, but there was no VAR to control the roughness of English football, which unavoidably resulted in the occasional harsh tackle and untimely knock.
Arsenal academy graduate Wilshere, who is a free agent now, and current Juve player Ramsey, who was signed as a youngster from Cardiff, were among those who were subjected to challenges that set a negative tone when it comes to lengthy layoffs.
Wenger toldThe Telegraph
of recent developments that will help the British game:
"I see more positivity. Before there was more kicking and I must say the media allowed that. The VAR has brought more respect for the offensive game.
"Sometimes the more technical guys were kicked. Why? It was not very encouraging. We have moved forward from that.
"We always tried. It was a frustration sometimes. When I look back at players like Wilshere, Ramsey who have been injured early in their career and when you are a manager you feel very responsible for that."
Wenger was the manager of Arsenal for 22 years, winning threePremier League
championships and sevenFA Cups
during that time.
However, when the Gunners began to slide out of the top-four competition, and a reconstruction project at Emirates Stadium dragged on, he lost the faith of some fans towards the conclusion of his term.
Wenger believes he was treated unjustly when he was escorted to the exits, despite the fact that his record deserved more respect considering everything he had accomplished.
On the conclusion of his time in north London, the 71-year-old, who is currently FIFA's chief of global football development, added:
"I think people are quite harsh about the last years.
"In 2016 we finished second in the league. Leicester won but other teams were behind Leicester as well, and Leicester only lost three games. In 2017 we did not qualify for the top four for the first time in 20 years but we got 75 points.
"People don't realise. We won the [FA] cup against Chelsea who had just won the championship and had the chance of winning the double.
"And after, in 2018, we lost the League Cup final against (Manchester) City, we lost in the semi-final of theEuropa League
against Atletico Madrid but by just one goal.
"But look, I gave the best years of my career to develop what I think is important - the stadium and pay it back and put the club in a position where it was capable of facing the future and had the potential to do well.
"At the end of the day, above all, we won and what I am most proud about is putting the club in that position."
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