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Paul Merson reckons HARRY REDKNAPP is tactically better than Arsene Wenger

Paul Merson doesn’t often do himself many favours with his word selection, but this will certainly anger Arsenal and Arsene Wenger fans.

The former Gunners midfielder has claimed ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is a better tactical manager than Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger.

Merson has played under both Redknapp and Wenger at Portsmouth and Arsenal respectively, and controversially claimed that the Frenchman is not as good as people claim he is.



He told talkSPORT: “I don’t think tactically Wenger is as great as people say.

“I played under Harry Redknapp and people go, ‘Oh, Harry Redknapp, a wheeler and dealer’, and that is so disrespectful.

“That man was much better tactically than Arsene Wenger.

“I played under Arsene Wenger for just under a year and I played for Harry for a year – Harry was much better tactically.”

Arsenal play Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday evening hoping to put years of hurt against the German giants behind them.