Heart Of Football

Down, but still not out has been Arsenal's mantra of late

Winning against AC Milan at the San Siro might be the easy part for Arsene Wenger. Today comes the hard graft of trying to wrestle, perhaps literally, three vengeance points from Watford in north London.

In his 21 years in English football, Wenger has done more than any manager up until Pep Guardiola to refine the native crudity of British up-and-at-'em football.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Down, but still not out has been Arsenal's mantra of late'. Print Edition | Subscribe