London, Sep 26(ANI): Fulham captain Danny Murphy has said that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal has lost all its sheen, as established players over the years have left the Gunners.
Murphy now reckons that the current team is a mere shadow of the legendary Arsenal sides, which included French stars Patrick Vieira, Emmanuel Petit, Thierry Henry and many others.
"I played against Vieira, Petit, Henry, Overmars and Bergkamp, a different kettle of fish. I do respect them now and they can turn us over if they play well and we don't. But, they were simply better quality in years gone by. I can't remember a weak link in that team," The Sun quoted Murphy, as saying.
"They were all established internationals, not one of them was 'potential'," he added.
The 32-year-old also said that Wenger's faith in his upcoming players has been a major factor behind the club's failure to win a trophy in four years.
"There's a difference between having established internationals in your team and having players who are on the way up," Murphy said. (ANI)