Arséne Wenger – One Of Us


Posted on April 16th, by batmandela in Eye Candy, Opinion. 1 Comment

Wenger - One Of Us

For those of you who doubt Wenger’s commitment and sincerity – or who view his Matchday sideline inactivity as passive indifference – I offer you this image, and a quote taken from an interview by Sportmail’s Chief Sports Writer, Martin Samuel, which appeared in The Daily Mail on August 6, 2009.

The full quote – in case I’m accused of subjective manipulation:

“When you are manager of Arsenal, if you lose a game you drive home and you feel completely sick. Then you think, as well, of all the families at home whose weekend is dead because of it. So you feel that weight, that responsibility, too. Sometimes it is good to ignore it, and to become a bit selfish, though, because if you think about that too much you can become crazy.”

So – if Arsenal let one slip away before the end of the season, and you’re sitting there in a dark cloud of despair, with that awful sinking feeling in your gut: just know that you aren’t alone. There’s a good chance that our under-fire manager is feeling the same.

If not worse…

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I’d like to thank the talented and generous Tim Platt (a Norwich supporter) for letting bygones be bygones and giving me permission to use his manipulated photo. Check out his original photo – and more of his fantastic work – here.

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One response to “Arséne Wenger – One Of Us”

  1. avatar Gunner says:

    I remember him saying he was actually physically sick on the coach on the way back home from an early match in his managerial career which he lost in France.

    Freddie Llungberg apparantly was sick once in the Arsenal dressing room after a match that he was so disgusted to lose.

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