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57 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Success (FOOTBALL)

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The only moment of possible happiness is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties.
The only moment of possible happiness is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties.
Football is an art, like dancing is an art - but only when it's well done does it become an art.
Football is an art, like dancing is an art – but only when it’s well done does it become an art.
To achieve great things you have first to believe it.
To achieve great things you have first to believe it.
If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
If you do not believe you can do it then you have no chance at all.
I don’t look at the passport of people; I look at their quality and their attitude.
I don’t look at the passport of people; I look at their quality and their attitude.
Maintain that motivation to go from A to B and to keep your focus on that target without any weakening. That is called tenacity; stamina in your motivation.
Maintain that motivation to go from A to B and to keep your focus on that target without any weakening. That is called tenacity; stamina in your motivation.
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.
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.
I cannot classify the moments of happiness and of sadness, but every defeat is a scar in your heart that you never forget.
I cannot classify the moments of happiness and of sadness, but every defeat is a scar in your heart that you never forget.
A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.
A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful.
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.'
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.’

7 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Teamwork and Winning

“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.”

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At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
At a young age winning is not the most important thing… the important thing is to develop creative and skilled players with good confidence.
Winning is 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.
Winning is 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.
It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
It’s silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil it by not preparing properly before the game.
My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
My job is to give people who work hard all week something to enjoy on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.
I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art.
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.

5 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Football and Sportsmanship

“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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Any manager’s approach must be to educate.
Any manager’s approach must be to educate.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.

10 Arsène Wenger Quotes About Arsenal Football Club

“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.”

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At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.
At some clubs success is accidental. At Arsenal it is compulsory.
We do not buy superstars. We make them.
We do not buy superstars. We make them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players. They should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
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.
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.
You (Patrick Vieira) weren’t world-class when Arsenal signed you.
You (Patrick Vieira) weren’t world-class when Arsenal signed you.
I've told him (David Seaman) to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic.
I’ve told him (David Seaman) to cut off his ponytail. I think it makes him less aerodynamic.

“I think in the future we need to look at our youth department to provide more players for the first team… it is important for a club to have a good amount of players that have roots with the club and region.”

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6 Inspirational Arsène Wenger Quotes About Life

“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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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.
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.
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.
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.
You are responsible for the motivation of all the people around you.
You are responsible for the motivation of all the people around you.
Sometimes you have to swallow the unswallowable.
Sometimes you have to swallow the unswallowable.
The only way to fight time is not to look back too much. If you do, it can make you feel anxious and guilty.
The only way to fight time is not to look back too much. If you do, it can make you feel anxious and guilty.

4 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Money and the Transfer Market

“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.”

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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.
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.
I am not scared to spend money. If you go out with me one night, you will understand that.
I am not scared to spend money. If you go out with me one night, you will understand that.
No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day and sleep in one bed.
No matter how much money you earn, you can only eat three meals a day and sleep in one bed.

6 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Success

Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.
Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone. Even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere.
When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.
When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent.
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.
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.
For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.
For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.
Any man who concentrates his energies totally on one passion is, by definition, someone who hurts the people close to him.
Any man who concentrates his energies totally on one passion is, by definition, someone who hurts the people close to him.
Work on your strong points because they are what made you.
Work on your strong points because they are what made you.

7 Arsène Wenger Quotes That Will Make You Think

“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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It is well known the referees are protected very well like the lions in the zoo so we have to live with their decisions.
It is well known the referees are protected very well like the lions in the zoo so we have to live with their decisions.
We live a society where everybody knows everything and it looks like it is a shame to say I don’t know.
We live a society where everybody knows everything and it looks like it is a shame to say I don’t know.
I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.
I think in England you eat too much sugar and meat and not enough vegetables.
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.
Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some are wrong because they do not know.
Some are wrong because they are not strong enough to fight temptation and some are wrong because they do not know.
The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable.
The communist model does not work economically, we all realised that, but the capitalist model in the modern world also looks to be unsustainable.

2 Arsène Wenger Quotes on Tottenham Hotspurs

I tried to watch the Tottenham match on television in my hotel yesterday, but I fell asleep.
I tried to watch the Tottenham match on television in my hotel yesterday, but I fell asleep.
Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal Last time I checked they were still 4 miles and 11 titles away.
Have Tottenham closed the gap on Arsenal? Last time I checked they were still 4 miles and 11 titles away.

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