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My Life in Red and White

My Autobiography
Narrated by: Arsene Wenger
Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
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Summary

For the very first time, world-renowned and revolutionary football manager Arsène Wenger tells his own story. He opens up about his life, sharing principles for success on and off the field with lessons on leadership and vivid tales of his 22 years managing Arsenal to unprecedented success. 

There, Wenger won multiple Premier League championships and a record number of FA Cups, and his teams included the Invincibles of 2003-2004 and a record-breaking undefeated 49-match run. He popularised an attacking approach and belief that the game should be entertaining, but he also changed the attitudes of British football fans towards players' diet, fitness and coaching methods - and towards foreign managers, too.

In My Life in Red and White, Wenger charts his extraordinary career, including his rise in France and Japan where he managed Nancy, Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight (clubs that also play in red-and-white, like Arsenal!) to his 22 years at the helm of an internationally renowned club from 1996 onwards. He describes the unrest that led to his resignation in 2018 and his current role as chief of global football development for FIFA. He offers studious reflections on the game and his groundbreaking approach to motivation, mindset, fitness and football that was often beautiful to watch.

This audiobook is a must-listen for not only Arsenal fans but football fans everywhere, for management and business leaders, and anyone seeking the tools for success in work and life. It will illuminate the mystique surrounding one of the most revered and successful manager's life story, strategy and vision in the world's most popular sport. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Arsene Wenger (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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Le Professor Prevails!!!!

What a book! Great insight from childhood to now. I am a massive fan of Mr Wenger as he IS THE ORIGINAL game changer in this modern football era. You can understand why he is the detailed person he is from his childhood days. His thought process going into tasks is immense, his determination is relentless and his focus is unbreakable. Offers fantastic examples of leadership but always refers to passion and belief. Mr Wenger would be the one person who we all would like as a mentor, not just in football, but in life. I pre-ordered this audiobook and have listened to all whilst working from home. The term ‘Legend’ has been diluted in my opinion when describing someone but I can honestly say Mr Wenger is a ‘Legend’ and a ‘Gentleman’ Thank you

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The boss

Fascinating insight into the man that changed the premier league. Best autobiography I have listened to so far. Even better that is read by the man himself as well

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Serious and analytical summary of amazing career

I always prefer it when an author reads his / her own autobiography as you tend to get a better feeling for the person hearing them speak their own story. Arsene Wenger is re-known for his intellect and for his analytical approach to football management. In this he comes over as measured and considered and never strays too far from his love of the game and, in particular, his love of Arsenal Football Club where he spent 22 years in charge. He talks of his early years at Strasberg with affection and talks of how he saw this as a "laboratory of football" in which he honed his style. He does not talk too much about individual players or specific matches preferring to explain his philosophy towards the beautiful game and how he never ceased to set higher aspirations culminating in the 2003/04 "invincibles" season. He laments his lack of success in the Champions league. The financial consequences of the move from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium was to mean that Arsenal would never reach the same success on the field but Wenger considers that this was a price worth paying. This is a very serious and analytical summary of an amazing career in football. Genius as Mr Wenger may be when it comes to running a football club, having listened to this book I would not want to be stuck in a lift with him.

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Absolutely Brilliant

Excellent insight into The former Gunners manager the highs & the lows and everything in between

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Red and White

I am a supporter of The Arsenal and was intrigued to listen to Wengers life story in his own words. The book, although highly interesting, left me a bit disappointed as I would have loved to have heard more on the behind the match day scenes and more of some if the classic matches.

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Inspiring, motivating & insightful

interesting read about Arsene's philosophy on football and life. what qualities made him successful and how he went about setting his team. Great lessons for business and life

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The Manager that changed English Football

Just about to tuck into the last two hours of the book now... Of course it will be five star + ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ God Bless A.W Jerry Nolan

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A great manager but not a great biographer

His integrity, seriousness and loyalty made Arsene a great servant of Arsenal but the same characteristics make for a dull autobiography. Try “Romford Pele” for some real insight into Arsene the man.

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Decent book but so much left out

I’ve been excited about this book for ages and in the end it felt a bit of a let down. It seems as though Arsene was just looking to display his class a few times but I was expecting much much more depth about his time at Arsenal. I think John Cross’ biography has much more depth.

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Bland

Not a great read every one he worked with was lovely everyone h knew was great there are no insights here about a player about a club this was going threw the motions to make a few quid very disappointing

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A Must for Football fans!

A book for Arsenal fans & Football fans alike. In depth stories about major incidents while at the club for the Arsenal fans & strong opinions about the technicalities of the game for the neutrals. Must read!