Arsene Wenger has recently reflected on his 22 years in the Premier League as Arsenal manager.
Arsene Wenger was recently been introduced into the Premier League Hall of fame. During his 22 years in the Premier League with Arsenal he won three league titles with the North-London outlet.
However, Wenger is most notably recognised for his Invincibles season where he led Arsenal to a whole season unbeaten in 2003/04 with the record of 26 wins & 12 draws across 38 games.
Arsenal’s most prestigious manager was presented with a gold trophy as an honour for their incredible achievement. When asked in an interview about the invincibles season, Arsene said:
“Winning is not enough. The obligation of perfection is the most important for me.
Do you want to become immortal now or not?’ When I look back at it today and how the whole season went, I really feel I was crazy. Your craziness can kill you, and as well your craziness can make you achieve remarkable things.”
However, while Wenger had an outstanding career at Arsenal, it did not quite get off to the start that he would’ve been hoping for when he was first named as Arsenal boss in 1996.
“I cannot say I raised a lot of enthusiasm when I arrived.”
Arsene Wenger is known for the way he transformed English football with his playing style on the pitch as well as enforcing changes off the pitch as well.
“They [the players] chanted on the bus, we want our Mars bars back, I banned it all.”
This proved to be a great approach and ended up helping Arsenal become what they are today.
Arsene Wenger didn’t end his Arsenal reign the way he would have wanted, however he’s sure now the Arsenal fans realise how much he gave to the club & how much he cared.
“The fans acknowledge that I was faithful to the club, and I gave it my all. The club is in a [good] position – money in the bank, great stadium, great training centre, and we won as well many trophies.”
Current Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta who was an Arsenal captain under Arsene Wenger said this about the former Arsenal boss:
“He transformed the club. I don’t think about any other managers that have more impact. He’s been a phenomenal influence in world football.”
Wenger was indeed one of the “craziest” managers the league has ever seen. He was a fan favourite and a man of class. He was the best the club has ever seen. He was Arsene Wenger.