Arsene Wenger full of praise for ex-Man United man Paul Pogba

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits that he is full of admiration for Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba

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Paul Pogba signed for Juventus in 2012 Photo: Football.ua/Wikimedia

Arsene Wenger believes that Paul Pogba has the potential to develop into the best midfielder in the world in seasons to come.

The 21-year-old, who left Manchester United to join Juventus in 2012, featured in all five of France’s games at the World Cup in Brazil in their run to the quarter-finals.

He has the power, the charisma, the technique

Arsene Wenger

Pogba scored one goal and made one assist for Didier Deschamps’s side as he caught the eye with some brilliant performances for Les Bleus.

And Wenger is expecting the midfielder, who has been linked with Chelsea in recent days, to become a household name in world football in the years ahead.

“Paul Pogba is a world-class player potentially and I think he has absolutely every quality that every footballer could dream to have,” Wenger told beIN Sports.

“He has the power, the charisma, the technique – he walks out onto the field and all eyes are on him – and he has this incredible acceleration and pace.

“To see him at high speed during France’s games was absolutely amazing and he is the fastest player in France. So you would think he could take it all the way.

“I think the only question-mark is whether he really wants it mentally. He will answer that question certainly in the coming years but potential-wise I think he is the best midfielder of tomorrow in the world.”

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