|Job||ex Arsenal vice-chairman|
2001 06 25 Retrieve
[Vieira heaps derision on Arsenal’s Champions League ambitions and criticised their £18.5 million summer signings of Francis Jeffers and Giovanni van Bronckhorst. However, David Dein, the Arsenal vice-chairman, yesterday reiterated that Vieira is still under contract until 2004 and will not be sold at any price] We don’t want to get into a public slanging match with Patrick and we will try to meet with him in the next couple of weeks
2016 12 10 Retrieve
[David Dein says Arsene Wenger is still the man for the Gunners] He’s still got the fire in his belly. He’s still hungry for the game, he’s very ambitious, he’s 67 years young, extraordinarily fit, he’s the same weight now as when I met him in 1989 - why not? He can carry on if he wants to, everything depends on him and himself - does he want to carry on?
2019 10 08 Retrieve
[David Dein sets Unai Emery Premier League target] I’ve never subscribed to that [aiming for the top four]. I’ve always felt Arsenal had to be challenging for at least first or second in the league every year. That has to be the ambition at the start of the season
[On Emery himself, Dein went on to preach patience] I think it’s a work in progress. We have to patient. It’s not easy today as everyone expects instant success, and you can see what has happened to other clubs around us. Everyone thinks it is so easy, you turn the tap on and you get hot water, but it’s not quite as easy as that. [But] I think we set a certain standard and we expect them to be up at the top challenging for first or second place.