HUNDREDS OF QUOTES FROM FOOTBALL'S TOP 'PROFESSOR' 'What motivates me is an ideal of thinking how football should be. And to try to get near this way of playing. And to improve all aspects of my personality that can help me get near this ideal way of playing football.' Back in 1996 when Arsenal announced that they were appointing a new manager, a Frenchman called Arsene Wenger, everyone asked 'Who?' They soon found out, as the professorial-looking, multi-lingual manager led Arsenal to their second Double, then a third, and most recently yet another championship title marked by a record-breaking unbeaten run. With his avoidance of cliche and a dry and witty sense of humour, Wenger's press interviews have become a must for all football journalists and sparked not a little controversy as he has taken on some of the more established names in the world of English soccer. There are hundreds of quotes from the great man, which cover all aspects of his character - from the lamentations to the aspirations; from the well-covered rivalries to the joy of the game - and give an insight into what makes this most enigmatic of men tick.
David Munson is a scriptwriter for documentaries, whose credits include Line of Fire, Lost Treasures of the Ancient World and Battlefield. He is 35 and lives in Stratford-upon-Avon and is (obviouslyl) an Arsenal fan.