Saturday, October 21, 2006
Christopher Wreh to Medan
Former Arsenal bit part player Christopher Wreh, cousin of the more famous George Weah, looks like he's on his way to Medan for the coming season!
He was one of Wenger's early signing and despite scoring a couple of vital goals n the 97/98 double season soon slipped from the radar and was shipped off to Birmingham from where he disappeared without trace. If you can read Indonesian check the story here
And this comes from www.liberiansoccer.com
Cousin of George Weah was at Monaco for just over five years moving to Arsenal on a Bosman free transfer. "When Arsenal first tried to sign me people at Monaco told me not to come here because they had Bergkamp and Ian Wright, but it never bothered me,'' says Wreh. "I never thought I had anything to prove to people. In Liberia I'm a star and I trust in my own ability. The boss brought me here because he knew I was a good striker and he had confidence in me. He knew that if Ian and Dennis weren't there, I could score the goals for the team and work hard. I have no problem playing in front of 40,000 people because when I play for my national team, it's in front of 60,000 people so that is something I am used to." Scored his first goal for Arsenal in the 1-0 win over Wimbledon to start Arsenal's 10-match winning run that carried them all the way to the '97-98 title. He has now moved to the oil rich Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia where his squad was scheduled to play in the now canceled World ClubChampionships
Name: Christopher Wreh
Date of Birth: May 14, 1975
Previous Clubs: Young Kotoko, La Modelle International, Invincible Eleven --IE (Liberia), AS Monaco, Guingamp (France), Arsenal, Birmingham (England), AEK Athens ( Greece), Al Hilal (Saudi Arabia)
Club Honors: Finalist French Cup 1997, Guingamp, English League Championship, FA Cup Winner and Charity Shield, Arsenal.
Personal Honors: None
International Debut: Liberia vs. Togo 1995 (Nations Cup Qualifier)