Merci, Arséne

Discussion in 'Arsenal Talk' started by kraphtous, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yeah , if ever there was a Wenger squad this is it . He's just tell them to express yourselves and you will win .
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  2. hydrofluoric acid

    hydrofluoric acid Agenda Merchant

    We could also benefit from Wenger saying something like this to Mbappé: "I won't pick you for France unless you join Arsenal."
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  3. Aevius

    Aevius World Cup Prediction Champion Moderator

    This is more than just watching football,” he said. “It’s a way of life. It is caring about the beautiful game, about the values that we cherish, and as well something that goes through every cell of our body. We care, we worry, we are desperate, but when you come here, we realise…

    And then his microphone failed.

    Wenger’s words were tugging at the heartstrings of Arsenal supporters everywhere, but what was he going to say?

    In his final interview with before leaving the club, Arséne finally completed his speech. So, what do “we realise” when we watch our team?

    We realise it’s all worth it, all the suffering, because then the special moments start,” he said. “You can click with your team and be transported into a different world on another planet. That’s what I wanted to say.

    “Look, we’re happy, we’re not happy, you’re disagreeing, but when you come to the stadium and the team plays and transports us to a beautiful world, you realise it’s all worth it.

    “Daily life is not always enjoyable, it’s difficult for many people, and I’m always moved by one thing: to try to give people, when they wake up in the morning and go to the stadium, the hope of a special moment, the hope of a moment of happiness and the hope of a moment where they can forget all their problems.

    “I think football has that responsibility and when you manage to do that, all the rest is worth it.
  4. Mark Tobias

    Mark Tobias Mmhmm yes, I agree

    FFS man, I just got over this crying stage. Feel like I have been bawling buckets for weeks now. Seriously underestimated how heavy this would be and how much it this man actually means to me.
  5. KrissKringle

    KrissKringle Well-Known Member

    It's not too late, Arséne!

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  6. Kash

    Kash Arsene FC Supporter

    It is a misconception that there is a rabid mob of bitter whiners who made sure Wenger left the club. Its not true. Over 150 votes on the poll, and my ignorelist is in single figures, and all is sweetness and light on the forum for me.

    Thats all they were, a handful. Its just that the narrative was seized upon by a media which had been trying for years to crack open our citadel.

    I knew this was Wenger's last season, when he tore Mike Dean a new one. Good old Wenger. There was nothing they could do in revenge, and he would carry the can with him when he left. They screwed our season, specially the away games, where they probably felt bolder in being prissy pricks, but thats all they could do.

    This was a transition year anyway. So many outgoings and incomings. One last bow, one last wave and away he went, leaving his child with his house.
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  7. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    It was a noisy minority who started the process but it was apathy which decided the issue.

    The one time they tried to demonstrate against Wenger at the Emirates it was a miserable failure and most of the ground supported him.
  8. lamby22

    lamby22 Well-Known Member

  9. Garrincha

    Garrincha Wilf Zaha Aficionado

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  12. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    Oh so if we didn't move quickly for Özil PSG could've bought hin
  13. Mo Britain

    Mo Britain You should be ashamed of yourself Gazidis

    What's the betting both Everton and West Ham try to get Wenger?
  14. Aevius

    Aevius World Cup Prediction Champion Moderator

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  15. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yeah started tearing over something I read the other day , just ludicrous .
  16. Kash

    Kash Arsene FC Supporter

    Once I was sitting in a sports bar in india, and a bunch of kids came in, about 16 -17 yrs kid among them was being teased by the others. They were saying, at least win one trophy, even a small carling cup. why do you support such a losing club. the kid stuck it out, talked net spend, talked youth squad, talked top 4. You could see his conviction was there and that he knew they wouldnt understand. At the end, he said loudly, i dont care I love they way they play. That was the unbeatable argument.

    Thats what being an Arsenal fan was, I could instantly relate to him. Used to be simple.
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  17. Garrincha

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  19. Gegen Pressing

    Gegen Pressing Well-Known Member

    Notice the symmetry
    In the end Big Sam <-> Moyes straight swap back to square one.
    Wenger to Bayern in 2019.

  20. Mrs Bergkamp

    Mrs Bergkamp Well-Known Member

    Listening to segments of "the last interview" series,Wenger talks about how special the 98 double was because his parents came over to celebrate with him. They're dead now as are a few friends from his childhood. You could hear how deeply moved he was when he spoke of his dearly departed. And yet, I have no recollection at all of him ever not being on the bench. Not one day! As he says, committment and love.
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