Arsene Wenger quote

"A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you I can make us a success; I can show you the way.'"

Arsene Wenger

Born: October 22, 1949

Occupation: Football team manager

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Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.

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Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.

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I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential.

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A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you I can make us a success; I can show you the way.'

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When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.

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You cannot play for Arsenal and give up, no matter what the score is.

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If you eat caviar every day it's difficult to return to sausages.

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A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful

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We have tried to get closer to them, but we never copied anybody, we always tried to play our football

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I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them. Like a bear. A polar bear.

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Gerard is an open-minded and passionate man. I am the opposite: stubborn and stupid. But sometimes stupid behaviour makes you win.

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It's like a child who is used to having ice cream whenever he wants. When it doesn't come when he asks he tends to get confused and nervous.

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Ferguson's out of order. He has lost all sense of reality. He is going out looking for a confrontation, then asking the person he is confronting to apologise. He's pushed the cork in a bit far this time.

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I am not against being pragmatic, because it is pragmatic to make a good pass, not a bad one. If I have the ball, what do I do with it? Could anybody argue that a bad solution like just kicking it away...

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I have been accused of not taking seriously the FA Cup on Saturday. I have won four times the FA Cup. Who has won it more? Give me one name.

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You build a player like you build a house. You start with the foundations. The fundamentals.

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To achieve great things you have first to believe it.

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You cannot say that you are happy when you don't win.

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I'm not scared to spend money. If you go out with me one night, you will understand that.

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I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.

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You weren’t world-class when Arsenal signed you.

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Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together.

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If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.

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Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.

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At a young age winning is not the most important thing... the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.

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Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art.

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The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable.

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It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.

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Their diet is basically boiled vegetables, fish and rice. No fat, no sugar. You notice when you live there that there are no fat people.

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I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport. You can win in different ways, by being more of a team, or by having better individual...

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I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team think it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club...

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I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying.

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I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.

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Private life is private life. Off the pitch, there is private life, and the rest is social life, where of course you have to behave responsibly.

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Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal? Last time I checked they were still 4 miles and 11 titles away

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I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things.

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It is always a danger when you have a big game ahead, but there is only one way to prepare well for our Champions League game - and that is to do well tomorrow. Therefore, I feel there is a lot at stake...

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If I left I would feel a deserter - like the guy who walks away from the army once there is a war. I am highly committed to this club. I love what I do here and love the spirit of the team.

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As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.

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Everyone plays the ball over the top and, at the moment, we only concede goals from crosses or balls over the top. I feel we will adapt to that.

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When I first came to Arsenal, I realised the back four were all university graduates in the art of defending. As for Tony Adams, I consider him to be a doctor of defence. He is simply outstanding.

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A company works best when everybody does the job he is paid to do.

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When you represent a club it's about values and qualities, not about passports.

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If I go into a season and I say, 'For f***'s sake, if we don't win anything, they will all leave,' I have already lost. The problem of the media is always to imagine the worst. The problem of the manager...

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The biggest things in life have been achieved by people who, at the start, we would have judged crazy. And yet if they had not had these crazy ideas the world would have been more stupid.

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I didn't know the English were good at swimming. I have been in this country for 12 years and I haven't seen a swimming pool.

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Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.

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Gerard Houllier's thoughts on the matter international football echo mine. He thinks that what the national coaches are doing is like taking the car from his garage without even asking permission. They...

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I do not think about the national team too much because footballistically it is not of too much interest.

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Any man who concentrates his energies totally on one passion is, by definition, someone who hurts the people close to him.

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One of the things I discovered in Japan was from watching sumo wrestling. At the end you can never tell who has won the fight, and who has lost, because they do not show their emotion because it could...

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If I give you a good wine, you will see how it tastes and after you ask where it comes from.

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At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.

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Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.

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What motivates me is an ideal of thinking about how football should be. And to try to get near this way of playing. And to try to improve all aspects of my personality that can help me get near this ideal...

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Sometimes I see it [a foul by an Arsenal player], but I say that I didn’t see it to protect the players and because I could not find any rational explanation for what they did.

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When I arrive at the gates of Heaven the Good Lord will ask ‘what did you do in your life?’ I will respond ‘I tried to win football matches.’ He will say: ‘Are you certain that’s all?’ But,...

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I think we live in a very competitive world, and I love competition.

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Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them.

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When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.

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If you buy a man who is half dead, everybody may be happy off the field, but on the field you'll have major problems

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Who is the Best Player in the World? Leo Messi. Who is the Best Player Ever? Leo Messi!

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