Inside the mind of Wenger

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  1. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    Arsène Wenger admits he goes home after a match and watches football on television until midnight.

    In a remarkable insight into the man behind the cool image, Wenger reveals he has had to force himself to keep his feelings to himself.

    He told BBC Five Live's Sportsweek programme: "On Saturday nights I watch football from 8pm until midnight. You can see a French version of match of the day, then a Spanish match and then our match of the day.

    "Then I may watch a film because it is hard to sleep."

    And on the seemingly calm exterior he presents to the world, the Arsenal chief said: "I have learned over the years to hide my feelings and deal with it. When I react it can be outrageous. I have always been aware of how much damage I can do if I lose my temper.

    "That is why I have made a big effort to calm down and keep control of myself. That is not very healthy because what goes on inside is sometimes terrible. But I have learned to hide it."

    He added: "Sometimes during the season it can be more tense, and then you deal less well with the problems. I try to work on myself and to know when I drive to work whether I am in a good or bad mood.

    "I decide to be careful because you can make a silly mistake that day. It is something you learn over the years to control."

    Not a bad article! It just shows that Arsène is only human but GREAT :lol:
  2. Adam

    Adam New Member Elite

    Wow, no wonder he has such a knowledge of world football - he is watching alot of football. He is a strong character to control his temper, unlike one Gnome.
  3. johe

    johe New Member

    Is this the whole article? if not then would you please post a link to where one can read the rest :D
  4. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    This is the entire article. :angel
  5. Rupert

    Rupert New Member

    It was part of a review on Radio 5 this morning, you could probably get the full transcript/download of it on www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive
  6. gypped

    gypped New Member

    Wenger is an awesome manager, and it's nice to know that not only is he a better manager than ferguson, he has the brains to cool himself down. Self control is a real virtue, but at the same time, he has the passion as well.
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Read his biographies, especially Making of A Legend.

    You'll really get an insight into Wenger, but it's still not as complete as I would like.
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    He sound like a couch potato to me? at lest SAF has his Hobbys Golf the Races, Wenger sounds a very boring man, and a Heart attack candidate by the time he's 65?
  9. JazzG

    JazzG New Member Elite

    Yeah he has got himself a nice lawsuit which might cost him his job to fight now due to his love of racing eh :lol:
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    its SAF has the lawsuit and do you really think SAF will back down to a lowly Board member LOL.
  11. nnn

    nnn New Member

    Lowly board member ? The man that now controls man utd ? One of the richest men in Europe ?

    I think you'll find Wenger is the one keeps in shape a lot better then Fergie, who is not only a (former?) alcoholic, but has just left hospital.

    Your inability to grasp facts is staggering.
  12. reggiepaul

    reggiepaul New Member

    He watches films as well and also does many other things.

    The new Wenger book is brilliant but the Myles Palmer one is a waste of time and paper. How many acres of Brazilian Forest was wasted so Palmer could talk ****e?
  13. shot gunner

    shot gunner New Member

    The premier league is Gothom city, and Wenger is batman. Ferguson is the joker....mainly because he is a deadest crack up. I knew Wenger was a firey little bugger! I love him! So passionate about the gunners and the game.
  14. DOls

    DOls New Member

    Few years back Mr Wenger also admited to watching
    Arsenal's matches over and over to pick out mistakes
    made by our players and to learn more about opposition.
    And for other reasons known only to The Great Manager.

    I have a lot of respect for Mr Wenger and he really makes
    football a wonderful experience.
    Then, it's really sweet to know that there's raging passion
    in him, cause without it he couldn't be Great...
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Wenger having a heart attack, any more curses like that and you'll be banned from the forum, no questions asked.

    And it was your boss that recently left the hospital, not ours.

    As for "lowly board member" - do you know ANYTHING about the club you support at all?
  16. vin de guerre

    vin de guerre New Member

    Ashburn, I second every word you said.
    More power to Wengerball 8)
  17. Ridge

    Ridge New Member

    then Pat Rice is Robin. lol
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