Tiger Punch, October 16 News Former Arsenal legend Wenger recently released his new book "My Red and White Career", which tells about his role as Gunners coach. The Athletic reporter David Ornstein was also fortunate to have the opportunity to interview Wenger face to face, and the professor was free to talk about his gunman career again.
Tiger Punch，10月16日新闻前阿森纳传奇人物Wenger最近发布了他的新书“ My Red and White Career”，讲述了他作为枪手教练的角色。体育记者戴维·奥恩斯坦（David Ornstein）也很幸运有机会面对面采访温格，而这位教授又可以自由地谈论自己的枪手职业。
This is a bit unusual for me, I didn't want to do this at first, but they had to let me do it, saying that this way the book would sell better. I still enjoy some activities, because I haven't spoken in front of the media for a while. I hope to finish these things as soon as possible, because I want to return to FIFA to work, maybe I overestimate my energy.
When you make a decision, you will seek advice from others, but sometimes you can only make the decision yourself. The uncertainty of your decision will create tension and pressure. At these times, you will feel lonely.
For example, when you consider the formation of troops on Friday night, you have already identified 8 players, but you are not sure about two or three. At this time, only you can make a decision. Sometimes it will bring one. Kind of loneliness.
Of course, I breathe with the club 24 hours a day. Sometimes when I wake up I think about the next training session or how I plan to play the next game.
Not anymore, but I still support Arsenal and will watch the game if I get the chance. When you have a passion for football, you will die. I am especially keen on watching games. Now I also accept the fact that I can never get rid of this hobby.
I won't say that. I just think that it would be better for the club to completely cut off the relationship and let later people have more freedom. I don't want to be an indelible shadow hindering their work. From my personal point of view, it's not bad to take the time to do other things if the relationship is completely broken.
That said, but leaving Arsenal is also a very difficult thing for me, because when I drive away from home, my car seems to drive straight to the Arsenal training base. Now you won't have the same environment as before. 22 years is 22 years. I have tried my best in these 22 years.
I don't want to make it public, but this is what I experienced. I don't want to write false feelings about what happened in the book. It is because of the above reasons that I completely cut off the connection with the club.
No, I did feel sad, but not so depressed, because I think the real judgment lies in your heart. I know that I love this club deeply, give everything to it and always be loyal to it, and I serve this club with integrity and courage.
I know I made mistakes, and I regret every mistake. But in general, I think I have given everything for Arsenal, so I can still live without it.
Sometimes people will come to me for advice, and they will call me.
First of all, I want to say that the club no longer has the burden of stadium loans, the broadcast share has also increased a lot, and now it has very little debt. In the past we had to use Champions League bonuses to pay off debts, and sometimes we even had to spend money in places unrelated to football. For example, in 2008 and 2009, we had to pay for the conversion of Highbury into apartments.
In general, I think Arsenal is indeed in the best financial situation today. When I left, I left them with a well-equipped training center and an Emirates Stadium that is the same as Tottenham’s new stadium and Old Trafford stadium. Today's income can be used to introduce excellent players, and we have invested a lot of money in the past two years.
In fact, I had such a life at the beginning, but then I got less money. I accepted this challenge, and I am not sad, but when others can win the championship, suddenly we can no longer win the championship.
We won 3 firsts, 5 seconds, 5 thirds, and 6 fourths. Compared with other European clubs, our stability in performance is excellent, but we can no longer win the championship.
This is not my money. Although I treat Arsenal as if it is my own money, I don't spend it because we have no money at all.
This is not difficult to understand. At that time I felt that I needed to lead the club through a very difficult period, but we also played wonderful football.
If you consider it from a global perspective, I would still choose to leave, because the future is not just my 12 years at the Emirates Stadium, but the next 20 years and 30 years.
The Highbury Stadium has no chance of development. It can't even add 5,000 seats. The Emirates Stadium is necessary. The loss of Highbury is not a happy experience for me, but based on future considerations the club needs to do so, now I think we are in a strong position in this regard.
Liverpool just lost 2-7 to Villa, would you say that they lost their style? A fiasco does not evaluate the strength of a team.
When we lost to Chelsea, there were only 10 players. When we lost to Manchester United 2-8, we had a fierce battle with Udinese 4 days ago. The weather was extremely hot and half of the players were absent in that game. Appeared in the game against Manchester United. You have to analyze more deeply to make an assessment.
Are we weaker than we were in 2004? Of course it is, because the Arsenal in 2004 was excellent, and there are still good teams today, but no one can be unbeaten throughout the season.
this is correct.
I don't want to deny it, but Sir Ferguson has Ronaldo, Rooney, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Giggs and Scholes. What a good team this is, but we still beat them.
And they have no financial problems, where did Van Persie go? Went to Manchester United because they could afford his salary, but we could not.
Where did the other players go? Went to Manchester City because they could afford a salary, but we could not. After all, it's a question of money.
The coaching staff and the team environment are both top-notch. Ferguson did this because he himself does not often go to the court to personally coach. He needs to constantly change coaches because the players will often get bored. He has done a good job in this regard, and I also wrote about it in the book. But he has different management methods, and we also face different financial problems.
When I signed Welbeck, I was attending the Match for Peace organized by the Pope. At the time I heard at the airport that he was signing a contract with Tottenham, so I wanted to stop him. It was an interesting story and we were negotiating all day.
Gazidis and Dick Law were both negotiating, and then they called me. I told his agent: "Listen, I have to hang up the phone because the Pope is in front of me." He said, "What?" We were lining up for a photo with the Pope, and I was at the end of the line for negotiation. (But the negotiation time is too long) In the end I arrived in front of the Pope, and I could only tell his agent: "No chance, I want to see the Pope now."
Gazidis和Dick Law都在谈判，然后他们给我打电话。我告诉他的经纪人：“听着，我必须挂断电话，因为教皇在我面前。”他说：“什么？”我们正在排队与教皇合影，而我正准备进行谈判。 （但是谈判时间太长了）最后我来到了教皇面前，我只能告诉他的经纪人：“没有机会，我现在想见教皇。”
(Professor laughs) Yes, we still signed him.
I want the players to know that if you choose to leave, then don't come back. This is a way to keep players who want to see if the moon abroad is rounder. I can get Henry, Campbell, and Lyman back because they are in different situations. Those young players who left, I don't want to let them come back.
Adebayor was not persuaded to leave. He felt a bit resentful because I pushed him to leave.
As for Eboue, he was completely out of shape. He missed the first pass after he came on the field. I think this is normal and it doesn't matter. Then he missed the second kick, and then you felt in danger of losing the game, so you can only replace him, there is no choice.
Of course, many times people will suffer and feel worthless. The difficulty of our job is that on Friday we will make some people “unemployed”, but on Monday we have to hire them again, and tell them it’s okay, to encourage them to work hard again to get into the big list next Saturday.
This is terrible. I almost quarreled with David Dunn (former Arsenal Vice President) in order to introduce him. He went to Seville to negotiate and told me: "The situation is very difficult here. There are fans everywhere, and their chairman doesn't want to sell him." I told him: "I don't care, you have to bring him back. "Finally, he also brought Reyes back.
He joined us and was a member of the lineup for the 2003-04 season. In the 2006 UEFA Champions League final, I chose to send Pires instead of him. He was not happy about it.
(He died) that day happened to be the Champions League final, which is incredible. I was in Spain at the time, which was unbelievable and extremely sad.
I'm sorry to disappoint you. I was drunk once in my life, when I was 18.
I like to stay with my coaching staff after the game, and quietly share the joy, because we have suffered together, so we must also be together.
We always have to prepare for the next game and I must stay focused.
To be nice is calm, but it is actually boring. The same is true for the players, people only see the colorful side, but in fact this is quite a boring life.
Train, go home, sleep, and then the next day, train, play, go home. Yes, you can fly all over the world to compete, but you just visited the airport, hotel and stadium there.