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Top 10 Arsene Wenger Quotes (BEST)

  1. If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
  2. 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.
  3. Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.
  4. 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.
  5. Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal? Last time I checked they were still 4 miles and 11 titles away
  6. A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful
  7. I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.
  8. Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
  9. When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.
  10. We don't sign superstars, we make them.

Arsene Wenger Short Quotes

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  • You cannot play for Arsenal and give up, no matter what the score is.
  • It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
  • Everyone thinks they have the prettiest wife at home.
  • My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
  • I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential.
  • If you eat caviar every day it's difficult to return to sausages.
  • At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.
  • Messi is a Playstation.
  • Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together.
  • If I give you a good wine, you will see how it tastes and after you ask where it comes from.
 quote Don't be scared to be ambitious. It's not a humiliation to have a high target an
Don't be scared to be ambitious. It's not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail. The real humiliation is to have a target and not to give everything to reach it.

Arsene Wenger Quotes On Life

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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, well, that’s the story of my life. — Arsene Wenger

As far as I'm concerned, this guy should never play football again. The answer you normally get after a tackle like that is 'he is not the type of guy who does that.' It's like a guy who kills one time in his life - it's enough. You have a dead person. This tackle is absolutely horrendous. — Arsene Wenger

The real revelation of a player's character is not in his social life but in how he plays. In my social life I can hide my real personality. — Arsene Wenger

I take pride in the fact that people go home having felt that for 90 minutes today, life is beautiful - and that's it, basically. That's why professional football exists. — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

The moral values I've learnt in my life I've learnt through football. — Arsene Wenger

To achieve great things you have first to believe it. — Arsene Wenger

I would be much more annoyed if we hadn't won the game. As a manager, you have to see the positives and I think Pires has a vaccine for the rest of his life. — Arsene Wenger

What makes daily life interesting is that we try to transform it to something that is close to art. — Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger Quotes On Football

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I've told him to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic. — Arsene Wenger

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 players. It is the team ethic that interests me, always. — Arsene Wenger

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

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 way of playing football. — Arsene Wenger

What makes him special? He has a mixture of physical talent and technical ability, as well as remarkable intelligence and above all a great passion for the game. — Arsene Wenger

Work on your strong points because they are what made you. — Arsene Wenger

The score is high and very brutal but does not reflect what we saw on the pitch. The first shot on goal was a goal. The second was an own goal. The third was straight after half-time. They defend like mad and they catch us on the break. — Arsene Wenger

If I were going to war I would want to be alongside an Englishman not a Frenchman. The Frenchman would think too much. — Arsene Wenger

I'm French. I have not become an Englishman. I have the impression of living on an island called Arsenal. If you fancy a sightseeing tour of London, don't ask me. You would get lost. — Arsene Wenger

We played a whole season unbeaten but you did not see me every week jumping on the tables. Once it's over it's over and you do in the next one as well as you can. Plenty of managers who have won the Champions League will not be considered great managers. — Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger Quotes On Players

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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. — Arsene Wenger

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

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

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

English players are as easy to coach. The problem is that the Premier League has the best players in the world, and statistically not all of them can be born in England. But we don't have enough English players: we are working very hard on it. — Arsene Wenger

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 and region. — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

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

The best football players in the world still earn very little money compared to people who really earn money. — Arsene Wenger

For a while, you could decide when you loan the player out whether he plays against you or not, and I always decided that he could play against us. But I must say I didn't get any protection from the media because when the player I loaned out scored against us, it's 'aaahhh, look at him, stupid...' — Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger Famous Quotes And Sayings

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I believe one of the best things about managing people is that we can influence lives in a positive way. That's basically what a manager is about. When I can do that, I am very happy. — Arsene Wenger

For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal. — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

In my job, you expect to suffer. That's why when I go to hell one day, it will be less painful for me than you, because I'm used to suffering. — Arsene Wenger

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

When you're dealing with someone who only has a pair of underpants on, if you take his underpants off, he has nothing left - he's naked. You're better off trying to find him a pair of trousers to complement him rather than change him. — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

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 is pragmatic just because, sometimes, it works by accident? — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

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. — Arsene Wenger

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

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

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. — Arsene Wenger

Messi's like a PlayStation. He can take advantage of every mistake we make. He made the impossible possible. He has something exceptional. He has six or seven years in front of him, touchwood that nothing happens to him, and he can reach unbelievable levels. — Arsene Wenger

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 — Arsene Wenger

It's a strange atmosphere always over there, it is darker and less glamorous, and you don't feel as high. It is a different kind of test - can you raise your level in a less exciting environment and perhaps still a very difficult one? — Arsene Wenger

Fair play is an English word. It is not a French word, and it has been copied all over the world. Unfortunately, it does not function any more here. — Arsene Wenger

In some ways England is more liberal than France, but I also find it more intrusive. But when you go abroad you have to accept the ways of where you live. I have to respect that. — Arsene Wenger

Everybody has a different opinion in this league and nobody is a prophet. I personally don't know who will win the league. I managed 1,600 games so, if Nani knows, he must be 1,600 times more intelligent than I am. — Arsene Wenger

I know how important it is to have a helping hand. — Arsene Wenger

I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them. Like a bear, a polar bear. — Arsene Wenger

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

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 embarrass the loser. It is unbelievable. That is why I try to teach my team politeness. It is only here in England that everybody pokes their tongue out when they win. — Arsene Wenger

He made the impossible possible. — Arsene Wenger

Spare me the articles about how nice Shawcross is because that was a horrendous tackle. People say we don't fancy the physical side of it, but this is the result. If you see a player getting injured like that, it's not acceptable. — Arsene Wenger

As a non-Arsenal player I would say Ryan Giggs is my Premier League player of the decade because he has combined style with winning. Also I feel sorry he could never attend the World Cup, somewhere where people get a lot of compliments when they do well. — Arsene Wenger

I have only been here since 1996 but between 1966 and 1996 England had thirty years without foreign players and didn't win any more competitions in that time. — Arsene Wenger

We didn't think he would play on Sunday because he was suspended - that makes me think he has all the qualities to join Arsenal! — Arsene Wenger

I don't kick dressing room doors, or the cat - or even journalists — Arsene Wenger

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

Sometimes now, when I watch continental games on television, I'm a bit bored. I ask, 'where is the intensity?' — Arsene Wenger

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

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. — Arsene Wenger

In England, football is important for everybody. — Arsene Wenger

I believe I do my job the way I have to do it. — Arsene Wenger

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

Sometimes you have to swallow the unswallowable. — Arsene Wenger

You ask me: 'Was he a fair player?' I say: 'No, I'm sorry, for me he was not a fair player.' I just think I respect him highly as a quality player. I did not like some things he did on the football pitch and I have the right to say that. It's not because you are older, suddenly, that you are a saint. — Arsene Wenger

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

It's like you wanting to marry Miss World and she doesn't want you, what can I do about it? I can try to help you, but if she does not want to marry you what can I do? — Arsene Wenger

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

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

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

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

It is one of my biggest regrets that Niall Quinn was not here during my time... I felt he was an intelligent player. It would have been a good combination with Thierry Henry. What I like with Quinn is if you look at the player who played next to him, he always scored 40 goals because he had a hand for his head and he just put the ball where you were. He was a team player. A top-class player makes other players look good and he had that player. — Arsene Wenger

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 is always to imagine the best. — Arsene Wenger

No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day and sleep in one bed. — Arsene Wenger

In England you have a good phrase. It is 'to bring the game into disrepute. — Arsene Wenger

I am in a job where you always look in front of you. Unfortunately, the older you get, the less distance there is in front of you... — Arsene Wenger

Unfortunately apparently I am to blame because I don't produce enough English players. — Arsene Wenger

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

I am still hopeful we can go through the season unbeaten - a frightening thought. — Arsene Wenger

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

If somebody stamps on your head in that way, you wouldn't say, 'Thank you very much, can I turn the other cheek'. Only Jesus Christ did that. — Arsene Wenger

If you don't question the officials' role then you've got to ask what they are doing — Arsene Wenger

Nobody will finish above us in the league. It wouldn't surprise me if we were to go unbeaten for the whole of the season. The challenge now is to dominate English football for a long time. — Arsene Wenger

In a competitive world, not everybody can follow the pace; you will leave people out. We now accept that we must take care of these people. You cannot let them die in the streets; people will not accept it. And that is right, too. — Arsene Wenger

I don't think it's because of my eyes, my beautiful eyes. (on Henry staying at Arsenal for the money) — Arsene Wenger

Thierry Henry could take the ball in the middle of the park and score a goal that no one else in the world could score. — Arsene Wenger

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

The background looks like a lot of red cards. — Arsene Wenger

People who work make the world live better and to reward these people well is normal. Yet they are not the people who are the wealthiest. — Arsene Wenger

Life Lessons by Arsene Wenger

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  1. Arsene Wenger's work demonstrates the importance of having a clear vision and strategy for success. He was able to build a successful team by developing a long-term plan and sticking to it.
  2. His willingness to take risks and trust in his players was key to his success, as he was willing to give young players a chance to prove themselves.
  3. Wenger also showed the importance of having a strong team culture, as he was able to instill a sense of unity and purpose in his players that enabled them to achieve great things.

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