Arsene Wenger, Huddersfield Vs Arsenal

Why Arsene’s last ever Pre-Match Press Conference Proves why his Legacy will remain Untouched for decades to come

As the Gunners prepare for the last game of the season against Huddersfield, Arsene Wenger has presided over what will be his final press conference as Arsenal Boss. Arsene Wenger and his men travelled to the King Power Stadium yesterday as the Premier League season comes to an end. The Gunners failed to impress and lost the tie 3-1 to The Foxes. Rather than the usual updates on players, tactics and team selection banter, this press conference was tailored towards life after Arsenal for The Legendary coach. From his advice to his successor, to his immediate personal itinerary for the week after the game on Sunday. Here are extracts from The Interview. On whether he would miss the media:

“Yes, because nobody will ask me anymore about things. I always told you I love football and I love the game. Every time I can talk about the game with you, I’m happy. I didn’t enjoy many of the press conferences because it was sometimes, for different reasons, to get my emotional response. But every time I can talk about the game and the things I love in the game, I’m happy. On that front I will miss the press conferences”
This simply highlights the class of the man Arsene Wenger is, as he had somewhat of a topsy-turvy relationship, with the press during his reign. Simply put, it was always business and nothing personal. This further confirms his statement as regards his personality, when he addressed the animal inside. Here is what he had to say;

source link On if he gets emotional on the job:

“Yes, but I’m very passionate and at a very young age, I realised that if I wanted to survive in this job, I had to get control of my emotions or I wouldn’t survive. I don’t know if you [can] imagine, but at 33 years of age, I was responsible for a top team in France. I’m 68 today and I’ve never stopped. There’s a long learning process of controlling who you really are. Control the animal that is inside you. That helps me a lot. I went through some fantastic periods in my life, and as well some more difficult periods. The fact that I managed to keep control of my emotions and my reactions helped me a lot to do my job. Now, after I finish here, I can re-connect a little bit and be a bit more who I am really”
Right there lies a life lesson. Simplicity, Truth and Restrain as effective means of earning a living.

autopzione binarie com On his legacy: Trophies or Building an edifice of a Stadium?

“It’s a bit of all of that. I would say the legacy is what you think is important, with the way you behave with your players. I get so many messages from players, that are not about the trophies we won together, they are more about the human aspect. That’s what the players keep – and the values of the club – that they realise when they go somewhere else. That’s what you want and after that you want the style of play, as the manager has an influence on the way you play football. The idea that you want to give from the game you love. The structures of the club, the way you can influence individual players’ lives as well. All that together you would want to be remembered for”
Then, the part of the interview I personally found most intriguing.ïcidi.pdf On his most cherished memory:

Okay, let’s take into consideration that this is a manager who guided Invincibles to success, reshaped the game on a global level and nutured unknowns to greats… Here is his response in his own words…
“Maybe my first title here because I came completely unknown and in my first full year I won the championship. I would say personally from 2006 to 2015 it was certainly the period where I needed to be the strongest and [where] I did the best job. To accept to commit to five years when you build the stadium to work with restricted resources and keep the club in a position where we can pay our debts back, I personally feel I did my best job in that period. Not the most glamorous maybe, but the most difficult.”
For clarity sake, Arsene Wenger is referring to the period of trophy 🏆 drought. He states clearly that, that was when he did his best job.
This definitely got me thinking… Of the various feats achieved by this Living Legend, why would he pick a period, that points to the source of fans dissatisfaction and a fountain of jibes from adversaries?
Then it hit me 💡. ..This must have been the period where Arsene Wenger worked the hardest and was committed most to success, despite the financial restrictions as a result of the debt incurred to build the Emirates stadium.
Stay with me for a moment… He kept the club competing with the very best, at the highest levels of European football consistently.
To do this, one would need to utilize the barest minimum resources to produce optimal results. This dovetails to considering any and everything available, as liquid assets whilst fighting for survival.
Only a mad genius can attempt this let alone achieve it. This further highlights the necessity behind the sale of key assets and the introduction of some mediocre characters such as the Denilsons, Bendtners and Frimpongs to list a few.
Also, the tactical approach to each game within this period, would require a conservative mentality in order to apply required damage control, if and whenever necessary.
Unfortunately, after this period, it would seem that this handbrake approach, became a habit like smoking and never faded away, hence the bedrock of what would become the source of dissatisfaction and division among the Gunners’ faithful.
In light of the above, it is only fair that on a personal note, I apologize to Monsieur Wenger for some of my misguided outbursts and offer a sincere #MerciArsene…
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