Feyenoord coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst has praised Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and revealed he is using his methods in Rotterdam.

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After 22-years in charge, Wenger will finally step down from his position with Arsenal at the end of the season. The Frenchman signed Van Bronckhorst from Rangers in 2001 with the former left-back enjoying a two-year-spell in London.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Van Bronckhorst praised his former manager, “I was impressed by his training methods. I use the same methods now at Feyenoord. So that says a lot about the impact Arsene had on me.

“It’s already seventeen years ago that I made my transfer to Arsenal. He was the first trainer I experienced who had an eye for everything. Not only the games and the training but also food, rest moments.

“In that period we already did yoga. That was very progressive seventeen years ago. The two years I played at Arsenal under Wenger helped me a lot in my career.”

Van Bronckhorst has been linked with the position, but he is happy to remain in Rotterdam, “It’s not the first time you’ve asked me this question this season. But I’m happy where I am at the moment

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