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35 Inspirational Arsene Wenger Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Arsene Wenger Quotes On Success

Arsene Wenger is a French football manager and former player. He was the manager of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club’s history. His contribution to English football through changes to scouting, players’ training and diet regimens revitalized Arsenal and aided the globalization of the sport in the 21st century. Wenger was never afraid to speak his mind during his 22 years in the Premier League, at times upsetting both Arsenal and opposition fans, but certainly never the appreciative media. The nickname ‘Le Professeur’ is used by fans and the British media to reflect Wenger’s studious demeanour. His approach to the game emphasises an attacking mentality, with the aim that football ought to be entertaining on the pitch. May his quotes inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “I cannot classify the moments of happiness and of sadness, but every defeat is a scar in your heart that you never forget.” Arsene Wenger

2. “I don’t look at the passport of people; I look at their quality and their attitude.” Arsene Wenger

3. “We do not buy superstars. We make them.” Arsene Wenger

4. “Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.” Arsene Wenger

5. “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

6. “Religiously, it is said that God created man. I am only a guide. I allow others to express what they have in them. I have not created anything. I am a facilitator of what is beautiful in man.” Arsene Wenger

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

8. “I am not scared to spend money. If you go out with me one night, you will understand that.” Arsene Wenger

9. “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

10. “When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.” Arsene Wenger

11. “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

12. “I’m not a witch doctor; I’m just a football coach.” Arsene Wenger

13. “Don’t be scared to be ambitious. It’s not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail. For me, the real humiliation is to have a target and not to give everything to reach it.” Arsene Wenger

14. “I believe [team spirit] is a little bit like a flower. You have to take care of it and look after it every day, or else it will slowly die. But as well, you can make the flower bigger, better and prettier if you care for it.” Arsene Wenger

15. “A football team is like a beautiful woman, when you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.” Arsene Wenger

16. “If you eat caviar every day it’s difficult to return to sausages.” Arsene Wenger

17. “[Winning] 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

18. “What is unbelievable is that I am in a position where people reproach me for making a profit. The people who lose money – nobody says a word.” Arsene Wenger

19. “English players are 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

20. “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.” Arsene Wenger

21. “It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.” Arsene Wenger

22. “I don’t want the will to educate to be opposed by the will to win. That makes the educator sound like an idiot. Any manager’s approach must be to educate. One of the beauties of our job is the power to influence the course of a man’s life in a positive way. You and me have been lucky enough to meet people who believed in us and led us forward. The streets are full of talented people but who didn’t have the luck of finding someone who placed their faith in them. I can be the one that facilitates life, that give an opportunity.” Arsene Wenger

23. “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.” Arsene Wenger

24. “In my job the main quality is to be an optimist. If you see the future in a negative way you commit suicide in my job. You have to pick up everybody inside the club. You should see what the club is like after a big defeat, it’s like a lost war and everybody is on the floor. You have to be an optimist to say, “Come on my friends, we are good enough to pick up and win our next game. We can do this together. Remember how good you are.” Everybody forgets quickly in life how good he is and how good he can be when things go wrong. I believe my job is to be an optimist.” Arsene Wenger

25. “If you have a child who is a good musician, what is your first reaction? It is to put them into a good music school, not in an average one. So why should that not happen in football?” Arsene Wenger

26. “You are responsible for the motivation of all the people around you.” Arsene Wenger

27. “We live a society where everybody knows everything and it looks like it is a shame to say I don’t know.” Arsene Wenger

28. “To remain unbeaten in a championship like the English championship now is really unbelievable. I want to win the Champions’ League but, really, this is more important. It is something amazing, something special.” Arsene Wenger

29. “They [Chelsea] are a financially doped club. They have enhancement of performances through financial resources which are unlimited. It puts pressure on the market that is not very healthy.” Arsene Wenger

30. “The only moment of possible happiness is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties.” Arsene Wenger

31. “Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.” Arsene Wenger

32. “My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.” Arsene Wenger

33. “I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art. When you read some books they are fantastic, the writer touches something in you that you know you would not have brought out of yourself. He makes you discover something interesting in your life. If you are living like an animal, what is the point of living? What makes daily life interesting is that we try to transform it into something that is close to art. And football is like that. When I watch Barcelona, it is art.” Arsene Wenger

34. “At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal, it is compulsory.” Arsene Wenger

35. “If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.” Arsene Wenger

My name is Asad Meah, I am the CEO & Founder of AwakenTheGreatnessWithin. I am a dreamchaser who has gained a wealth of knowledge in entrepreneurship and personal development over the past five years through self-education. My mission is to inspire millions of people to become entrepreneurs by awakening their minds to their greatness that resides within them.

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3 years ago

very good quotes.. inspired me to become a laureate.

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