Arsenal FC manager Arsene Wenger has pointed to Major League Soccer and the United States as the “future of the game.”
In an interview with ArsenalTV about the impending arrival of FC Dallas star and MLS MVP finalist Brek Shea, Wenger expressed no doubts about how American soccer “will certainly influence the modern game.”
“Two aspects of the development of the game that will certainly influence the modern game,” he said. “One will come from the States, where football is becoming more and more popular and the quality is raising. That’s one part that will interest the modern game. The second big part I’m convinced will be Asia.
Continued Wenger, “These are two now countries or continents that will be I think the future of the game. And America will produce more and more top level players and Asia as well. And in these two countries and continents we have as well an aptitude to have a team attitude and hard-working attitude and I think once they get the education which we are starting to get, they will produce good players.”