The Professor

The Professor : Arsene Wenger

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Tracking the highs and lows of his career, The Professor explains who Arsene Wenger is and what he believes in. Now, with Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium set to open 2006, the French maestro faces two fascinating challenges: How will he compete with the billionaire's Chelsea? And can Arsenal improve in the Champions League?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 130 x 195 x 26mm | 295g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 0753510979
  • 9780753510971
  • 2,160,022

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A lively, quirky and clever analysis of Wenger's time at Highbury' Time Out 'a readable and informative biography' Total Football 'a beguiling glimpse into the world of one of the game's top managers' Shootshow more

About Myles Palmer

Myles Palmer has reported on football for The Scotsman, 90 Minutes, FourFourTwo and the Scottish Sunday Herald.show more

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"a lively, quirky and clever analysis of Wenger's time at Highbury."show more

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The Professor describes Arsene Wenger's nine seasons in England and analyses Arsenal's disappointing results in Europe. Idealistic, passionate and scientific, Arsene Wenger led the modernisation of English football - he opened the door for foreign coaches like Houllier, Eriksson, Ranieri and Mourinho. A star-maker who identifies and nurtures talent, Wenger taught boring Arsenal how to win with style. By combining so many athletic footballers, and playing without a centre forward, he re-invented the beautiful game and lit up the Premiership, claiming seven trophies in nine seasons. With a fraction of Manchester United;s budget, Wenger took titles off Sir Alex Ferguson in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Arsenal's 2004 title was achieved with an unbeaten Premiership season. However, his teams have struggled in the Champions League, and new rivals Chelsea, suddenly the richest club in the world, romped away with the Premiership title in 2005. Tracking the highs and lows of his career, The Professor explains who Arsene Wenger is and what he believes in. Now, with Arsenal's new Emirates Stadium set to open 2006, the French maestro faces two fascinating challenges: How will he compete with the billionaire's Chelsea? And can Arsenal improve in the Champions League?show more

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