Arsene speaks

I don’t miss Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, but I do miss his press conferences and the insight he delivered on issues as diverse as racism in football and global warming, so his recent talk at the Olympia is worth taking in in its entirety.

arsene wenger in music video
Arsene Wenger

I like Unai Emery and I think he’s doing a decent job at the club. He’s already got us to the points tally we managed in the whole of last season and we’re above Spurs. What’s not to like? But when he talks to the press he is super-bland. A true company man, he knows the line and walks it like a tightrope walker.

Yes, in otherwords, he’s dull.

Arsene Wenger, however, is not.

Thanks to weonanultralightmeme on Reddit, you can now enjoy the full transcript of Wenger’s talk in which he talks about building the stadium, managing egos in the dressing room, going unbeaten, his regrets, leaving Arsenal, his relationship with Thierry Henry, his youth, managing Nancy, going to Japan, squirrels, lions, what makes a player great and much, much more.

And enjoy it you will:

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