Wenger reveals why he doesn’t lose the plot with Arsenal players!!

It can be frustrating for Arsenal fans at times, when the team or a particular player have just come off the pitch after an absolute shocker. Unlike some managers (cough, cough Mourinho and Fergie I’m looking at you) the man we call the Prof is always supportive of his Gunners.

To be fair to the Frenchman, he has always been fairly calm after the fact, even though he has sometimes let his emotions boil over on the touchline. But the boss has revealed in an Arsenal.com report that he thinks it has become even more important in the modern game to treat the players and staff he works alongside with more respect.

So that means less of the hairdryer, cup kicking style of management and more of the arm around the shoulder. Wenger also feels that his job is not just to tell people what to do, but to explain to them why he wants them to do it. For Arsenal fans, I don’t think we really care too much how he approaches the job, as long as it gets the results we want.

Wenger said, ““I believe that the modern generation is characterised in particular by the ‘why?’ You have to explain things to the people you manage – people are better informed, better educated and want to know more.

“You are in a position where you have to explain why you do something and what the purpose of it all is – and there are more demands made communication-wise.

“You are still the boss, and it is you who makes the decisions, but you have to explain things much better than you did 20 or 30 years ago.”

Most of the players Wenger has worked with seem to appreciate his approach and he has a great reputation in the game. But sometimes, would you not like to see the Frenchman get a bit tougher after a poor performance?

Tags Fergie Mourinho


  1. REiGN says:

    I agree with wenger. But sometimes, some players just need a kick in the backside for a wake up call. Not literally though haha.

    1. Budd says:

      That’s why we have Bould.

  2. Hafiz Rahman says:

    just show them the hair dryer

    1. Darwin says:

      hahaha… knowing our Le Prof, he might show them a blackboard, chalk and a ruler..

      1. Hafiz Rahman says:

        if i am Le Prof….

        I will give these multi million players the hair dryer treatment every week…..

  3. Darwin says:

    I know it may seem ridiculous, but almost many players who join Arsenal always put in the factor Wenger making them join them. I dont know if its good or bad, but I for one cant really criticise Wenger for his approach or philosophy.

    OT: one poster named “Sumo” posted a link regarding a Guardian article a few days back. Google search as “Jorge Mendes: the most powerful man in football?” I would ask my fellow gooners to please read that article and some of the comments/discussions below the article. It will definately explain some questions we have. I for one have now realised why Diego Costa joined Chelsea for only 32 mil, having signed a new year contract a year back. please note, his move to liverpool was declined only last year.

    Thanks @Sumo for the news reccommandation

    1. Sumo says:

      Its a very informative article. But what’s not mentioned in the article is that in his 17 years of football management, Wenger has never done business with Mendes.
      And Mendes is the agent of William Carvalho.

      So the probability of us still getting Carvalho is 10-15% at the maximum.

      And you are welcome bro.

      1. Darwin says:

        Yes, thats why I said many of our answers will be solved. Also Arsene had some dispute with Mendes it seems. Mendes is also the Agent for Mourinho. So 2+2 = Arsene will find it VERY DIFFICULT to buy any players having Mendes as his agent.

        1. Tas says:

          WOW just read the article lot of Sh!!7 going on behind the scenes so next time we are linked with a player that is linked with Mendes it’s not happening, I wondered why Falcoa went to United insted of Arsenal.

  4. SaveArsenal says:

    Unfortunately it simply doesn’t seem to work.
    Fergie was a c**t but there is no denying that his players respected him and played their socks off for him in a way that I often wish our boys would.

    There is a time for explanation but if the players don’t do what you ask them then get your work boots on and stick your toe up his ass Wenger!

  5. Enigmaticben says:

    Too much of everything we know is bad hence I believe our team would be better for it if Wenger had adopt a blend of all three approach to managing our players so as to get the best out of them…I give this instance,until Szcezny (I hope I got the spelling right) was dropped for Fabianski some seasons ago,his performance was becoming a disaster cos probably he was feeling irreplaceable.But the moment the coach dropped him to the bench for the all important Bayern trip,he had to sit up.

    1. Sumo says:

      Hey bro it’s Szczesny. Wojciech Szczesny.
      Our future captain and leader and my favourite player.

  6. John Legend says:

    I don’t think he is talking about not giving hairdryers here. He can’t take their blames all the time, they will never improve.
    He takes blames for them far too much, that’s why they repeat mistakes. He repeats mistakes himself, so, I wonder what goes on with him and his boys.

  7. sleekwhale says:

    It doesn’t mean he doesn’t give them the hairdrier he just doesn’t criticize them in public – that’d be what I think. Opinions divided what do you think?

  8. Sango says:

    Who do you prefer Martinez or Ospina to deputize WZ in goal?

  9. Sango says:

    …I mean Szczesny, woo!-that name is a mouthful even in abbreviation form.

  10. arsenalkid1970 says:

    AW lost the plot 8 years ago. I can forgive him for selling players but not for selling them to top epl clubs. But he is told to do it end of the day. But I find it hard to take that he can’t think past young managers who out gun him in tactics. North London Darby tomorrow and if we don’t get up for that and win by 3 goles then it’s all over for arsenal and AW

  11. fred cowardly says:

    Modern players are also spoilt, cry babies too driven by money.

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