20 of Arsene Wenger’s best quotes

Arsène Wenger is a former professional football player and one of the most successful football managers in history. He was born on October 22, 1949, in Strasbourg, France. Wenger began his professional football career with RC Strasbourg, before moving on to play for several other French clubs.

However, he is best known for his managerial career, which began in 1984 when he took charge of AS Nancy. Wenger went on to manage AS Monaco, Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan, and most notably, Arsenal FC, where he spent 22 years and became the club's longest-serving and most successful manager.

During his time at Arsenal, Wenger revolutionized English football, introducing innovative training methods, sports science techniques, and dietary regimes that changed the way football was played in England. Under his guidance, Arsenal won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, and reached the final of the UEFA Champions League in 2006.

Wenger is known for his philosophy of developing young players and playing an attractive, attacking brand of football. He is regarded as one of the greatest managers in the history of English football and has been credited with transforming the game in the country. In 2018, Wenger was awarded the Legends of Football award in recognition of his contribution to the sport.

Arsene Wenger’s best quotes

Here are 20 of the best quotes by Arsène Wenger:

"You can't buy experience, you have to earn it."

"The only thing you can do in life is try to be yourself. And when you do that, you feel comfortable with what you've done."

"If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day."

"The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish."

"I believe in work, in connections between the players, I think what makes football great is that it is a team sport."

"Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try new skills and take risks without fear of failure."

"In football, it is always easy to make a mistake, but it is more difficult to rectify it."

"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."

"If you do not believe in yourself, nobody else will."

"I am not a defender of old or new football managers. I believe in good ones and bad ones, those that achieve success and those that don't."

"A manager is a guide. He takes a group of people and says, 'With you, I can make us a success'."

"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."

"To be a good player, you have to be a good human being first."

"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."

"The biggest quality of a successful athlete is mental toughness."

"The distance between the bench and the pitch is the same everywhere."

"I think in life you have to work for things. Nothing comes naturally."

"My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays."

"The only moment of possible happiness is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties. Man quickly realized this and created religion."

"A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful."

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