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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Unfortunately apparently I am to blame because I don't produce enough English players. Unfortunately apparently I am to blame because I don't produce enough English players.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: In my job, you expect to suffer. That's why when I go to hell one 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: What motivates me is an ideal of thinking about how football should be. And to 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Sometimes you have to swallow the unswallowable Sometimes you have to swallow the unswallowable
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: English players are as easy to coach. The problem is that the Premier League has 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Messi is a Playstation. Messi is a Playstation.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do I think generally the Japanese players have more intensity in practice but generally I do the same things.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day and sleep in one bed.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: I believe I do my job the way I have to do it. I believe I do my job the way I have to do it.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: You weren't world-class when Arsenal signed you. You weren't world-class when Arsenal signed you.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Everyone plays the ball over the top and, at the moment, we only concede goals 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: As a club, we have an educational purpose: to give back to those people who As a club, we have an educational purpose: to give back to those people who love Arsenal so that they learn moral values from our game and how we behave.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: If you don't question the officials' role then you've got to ask what they are If you don't question the officials' role then you've got to ask what they are doing
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal? Last time I checked they were still 4 Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal?
Last time I checked they were still 4 miles and 11 titles away
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: In England, football is important for everybody. In England, football is important for everybody.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: If somebody stamps on your head in that way, you wouldn't say, 'thank you very If somebody stamps on your head in that way, you wouldn't say, 'thank you very much' and turn the other cheek. Only Jesus Christ did that.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: A company works best when everybody does the job he is paid to do. A company works best when everybody does the job he is paid to do.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: What makes him special? He has a mixture of physical talent and technical ability, as 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: One of the things I discovered in Japan was from watching sumo wrestling. At the 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: If I were going to war I would want to be alongside an Englishman not If I were going to war I would want to be alongside an Englishman not a Frenchman. The Frenchman would think too much.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: When you're dealing with someone who only has a pair of underpants on, if you 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: As far as I'm concerned, this guy should never play football again. The answer you 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Thierry Henry could take the ball in the middle of the park and score a 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: The biggest things in life have been achieved by people who, at the start, we 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: We have tried to get closer to them, but we never copied anybody, we always We have tried to get closer to them, but we never copied anybody, we always tried to play our football
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: We played a whole season unbeaten but you did not see me every week jumping 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them. Like a bear. A polar I am supposed to take the bullets and absorb them. Like a bear. A polar bear.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: If you eat caviar every day it's difficult to return to sausages. If you eat caviar every day it's difficult to return to sausages.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: If I give you a good wine, you will see how it tastes and after 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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Arsene Wenger Sayings: As a non-Arsenal player I would say Ryan Giggs is my Premier League player of 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.
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Arsene Wenger Sayings: Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some some are wrong because they do not know.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I don't think it's because of my eyes, my beautiful eyes. (on Henry staying at I don't think it's because of my eyes, my beautiful eyes.
(on Henry staying at Arsenal for the money)
Arsene Wenger Sayings: You ask me: 'Was he a fair player?' I say: 'No, I'm sorry, for me 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 Sayings: You cannot play for Arsenal and give up, no matter what the score is. You cannot play for Arsenal and give up, no matter what the score is.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you 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 Sayings: It's like a child who is used to having ice cream whenever he wants. When 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 Sayings: I don't kick dressing room doors, or the cat - or even journalists I don't kick dressing room doors, or the cat - or even journalists
Arsene Wenger Sayings: If you buy a man who is half dead, everybody may be happy off the 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 Sayings: It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: Ferguson's out of order. He has lost all sense of reality. He is going out 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 Sayings: I take pride in the fact that people go home having felt that for 90 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 Sayings: I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: Everybody has a different opinion in this league and nobody is a prophet. I personally 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 Sayings: In England you have a good phrase. It is 'to bring the game into disrepute. In England you have a good phrase. It is 'to bring the game into disrepute.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: The score is high and very brutal but does not reflect what we saw on 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 Sayings: Messi's like a PlayStation. He can take advantage of every mistake we make. He made 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 Sayings: My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: You build a player like you build a house. You start with the foundations. The You build a player like you build a house. You start with the foundations. The fundamentals.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: The real revelation of a player's character is not in his social life but in 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 Sayings: He made the impossible possible. He made the impossible possible.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: People who work make the world live better and to reward these people well is 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 Sayings: Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the Of course, we also have the responsibility to win games and the difficulty in the job is to combine both.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great 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 Sayings: Gerard is an open-minded and passionate man. I am the opposite: stubborn and stupid. But Gerard is an open-minded and passionate man. I am the opposite: stubborn and stupid. But sometimes stupid behaviour makes you win.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, A football team is a like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful
Arsene Wenger Sayings: It is one of my biggest regrets that Niall Quinn was not here during my 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 Sayings: I didn't know the English were good at swimming. I have been in this country 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 Sayings: I've told him to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic. I've told him to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out As a coach you can influence the diet of your players. You can point out what is wrong.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: If you want to win a horse race, you need your horse to be 100%. If you want to win a horse race, you need your horse to be 100%.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: What makes daily life interesting is that we try to transform it to something that What makes daily life interesting is that we try to transform it to something that is close to art.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I would be much more annoyed if we hadn't won the game. As a manager, 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 Sayings: I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide 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 Sayings: You cannot say that you are happy when you don't win. You cannot say that you are happy when you don't win.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: The best football players in the world still earn very little money compared to people The best football players in the world still earn very little money compared to people who really earn money.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: The background looks like a lot of red cards. The background looks like a lot of red cards.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I believe one of the best things about managing people is that we can influence 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 Sayings: If I left I would feel a deserter - like the guy who walks away 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.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: We didn't think he would play on Sunday because he was suspended - that makes 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 Sayings: I also think we live in a competitive world, and I love competition. I also think we live in a competitive world, and I love competition.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: It is always a danger when you have a big game ahead, but there is 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 for us tomorrow. It is a massive game for us.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I am in a job where you always look in front of you. Unfortunately, the 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 Sayings: Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together. Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying. I am, of course, delighted but there was never any doubt about Sol staying.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I am still hopeful we can go through the season unbeaten - a frightening thought. I am still hopeful we can go through the season unbeaten - a frightening thought.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: To achieve great things you have first to believe it. To achieve great things you have first to believe it.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: Nobody will finish above us in the league. It wouldn't surprise me if we were 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.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I have only been here since 1996 but between 1966 and 1996 England had thirty 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 Sayings: Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them. Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: When I first came to Arsenal, I realised the back four were all university graduates 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 Sayings: For a while, you could decide when you loan the player out whether he plays 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 Sayings: Their diet is basically boiled vegetables, fish and rice. No fat, no sugar. You notice 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 Sayings: Fair play is an English word. It is not a French word, and it has 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 Sayings: I am not against being pragmatic, because it is pragmatic to make a good pass, 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 Sayings: I do not think about the national team too much because footballistically it is not I do not think about the national team too much because footballistically it is not of too much interest.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I know how important it is to have a helping hand. I know how important it is to have a helping hand.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: Gerard Houllier's thoughts on the matter international football echo mine. He thinks that what the 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 will then use the car for ten days and abandon it in a field without any petrol left in the tank. We then have to recover it, but it is broken down. Then a month later they will come to take your car again, and for good measure you're expected to be nice about it.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential. I think training of better Youth Coaches is essential.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: Spare me the articles about how nice Shawcross is because that was a horrendous tackle. 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 Sayings: When you represent a club it's about values and qualities, not about passports. When you represent a club it's about values and qualities, not about passports.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: At a young age winning is not the most important thing ... the important thing 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 Sayings: The moral values I've learnt in my life I've learnt through football. The moral values I've learnt in my life I've learnt through football.
Arsene Wenger Sayings: At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory. At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.