'A lively, quirky and clever analysis' Time Out
When the fans sing, 'One Arsène Wenger, there's only one Arsène Wenger,' it's an understatement.
The French technocrat needed owners who trusted his ambitious, radical ideas, and Arsenal became the ideal vehicle for him. That's why he has stayed so long, won seven trophies, transformed the brand, and put Arsenal on the world stage. Arsenal is a club where the directors do not interfere in the football side, so it suites Arsène Wenger perfectly.
An Arsenal reporter for ten years before Wenger arrived in 1996, Myles Palmer already knew the club intimately. He has studied Wenger's methods and obsessions for twelve years and The Professor vividly charts the changes, season by eventful season, including the dramatic Champion's League final against Barcelona, the historic move to the Emirates Stadium, the sale of Thierry Henry, the exit of David Dein, and share acquisitions by billionaires Stan Kroenke and Alisher Usmanov.
Myles Palmer has written about football for the Scotsman, 90 Minutes, FourFourTwo, and the Scottish Sunday Herald, and appeared on radio and BBC's Newsnight.show more