Arsène Wenger: My Life and Lessons In Red & White

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  1. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Ignore the irony of AFTV posting this...
  2. Arsenal1508

    Arsenal1508 Mods are unethical! Ozil, come assist me please!

    Did Wenger mention anything regarding Park signing?

  3. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Established Member Trusted

    I imagine it would hurt like mad to see so much of what you built and so many people you helped build up ripped out of the club. He would also be a distraction and might put pressure on his successors all of whom have had a chance to work outside of his shadow. I hope he'll return next season when things are hopefully more normal and Arteta is secure in his position. Hopefully Dein Friar and Graham are there to keep in company. We need reminding of who we are.
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  4. Macho

    Macho Has Trust Issues With Processes Trusted

    Said he had a great season at Monaco and was a very good player but lacked confidence.

    Didn't say much more than that but you can conclude Wenger definitely knew of him and wanted him.
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  5. BigPoppaPump

    BigPoppaPump Points Out The Obvious

    Is this book actually interesting? Like does he talk about the backstage stuff or is it all about his time growing up in Alsace and stuff about footballers confidence he use to say in interviews?

    If there's not anything juicy or peeling the curtain back on his time at Arsenal then I don't think I really care tbh. I want to hear him talk about building league winning teams, building the emirates, not winning the CL in early 2000s, Roman Abramovich buying Chelsea and their grotesque spending, having to sell his best players, the injury problems, ref's bias towards Man Utd and Fergie etc.
  6. Macho

    Macho Has Trust Issues With Processes Trusted

    You nailed it with your first paragraph, no backstage stuff. Yes there’s loads about his upbringing, his playing career and previous managerial jobs.

    Does everything you mentioned in your second paragraph though. Prob not in as much detail as you’d want.

    I feel like people who only knew Wenger from Emirates era would get more out of it compared to if you’ve followed us for 20 years or something.
  7. kash2

    kash2 Obsessed With Jury

    he is a football legend but not an Arsenal Football Club legend. They shat on him.
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  8. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    I've heard he wrote it on his own rather than with another writer like most pubic figures do for their autobiographies. Could explain why it's not as exciting as people hoped.
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  9. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One Trusted

    Can we just delete the last couple of pages? Has very little to do with the book and whatnot.

    Why does Kroenke party affiliation or donations to Orange Donny matter at all to the topic at hand?

    Also, discussion of if Arsène Wenger is an Arsenal legend really is just bait of the highest order.
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  10. VancouverCanuck

    VancouverCanuck Well-Known Member

    I wanted to learn more about Wenger's book. But wow, lots of trolling here in the last several pages.
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  11. blaze_of_glory

    blaze_of_glory Moderator Moderator

    Good call, deleted.
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  12. VancouverCanuck

    VancouverCanuck Well-Known Member

    Even though I have been negative about Wenger in the last few years of his tenure, I will always have respect for him, for the way he carries himself at all times.

    The man is not without his fault. But he is a superb human being and one of the most accomplished football managers of all time. No one can take that away from him.
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  13. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    Maybe some truth but we've been worse since Wenger left; I personally think he should've stayed another five years
  14. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Why delete pages from here and lock the Mesut thread? This forum is silencing people now.
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  15. Blood on the Tracks

    Blood on the Tracks Well-Known Member

    I've finished the book now. It was kind of what I expected, very classy and taking the high road. It's not a book to settle scores or anything. I think it's impossible to read it and not come away with a heightened appreciation of Arsène Wenger the man.

    I'd definitely recommend it, but if you're looking more for the gossipy / tabloid sort of stuff it's probably not going to be to your taste, though there is a little bit of that.

    If I had one criticism, it's that there were certain parts of his career / subjects that he could have gone into in a little more depth, but I'm nit picking really.

    I'd give it an 8/10. Definitely one of the better football autobiographies I've read.
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  16. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Dissociating

    Did he talk about all the mistakes he made? Atleast 100’s if you believe his critics. Or did he gloss over it?
  17. Breezy

    Breezy Well-Known Member

  18. GoonerJay24

    GoonerJay24 Well-Known Member

    Arsène Is one of the most successful coaches ever and I believe he still had more to offer
  19. Macho

    Macho Has Trust Issues With Processes Trusted

    If I could have seen the future and saw Emery, Ljunberg then Arteta, I wouldn't have been Wenger out.

    Fully behind Arteta btw.
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  20. Breezy

    Breezy Well-Known Member

    I’m very grateful to Wenger for all that he done for the club. But his final years is one of the main reasons the club is currently in the mess that it is.
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