Arsène Wenger is well aware that his passion for the beautiful game has turned into a full-fledged addiction. He was consumed by the desire to win during the 34 years he spent managing football clubs, 22 of them at his beloved Arsenal. There was nothing else that mattered. This devotion yielded spectacular consequences on occasion. Other times, it’s self-destruction.
“Competition is something that eats slowly at your life and it makes of you a little monster,” he says, video calling from his office at Fifa’s Zurich headquarters, where he has worked since 2019. “That’s what I became, yes. I spent my whole life in top-level competition and it makes you slowly somebody who is psychologically obsessed and one-dimensional, someone who kicks out everything on the road that is not winning the next game.”
In a new documentary about his life and career, Arsène Wenger: Invincible, the 72-year-old declares: “The meaning of my life was football. Sometimes I’m afraid of that.”
source : Guardian sport