Wenger on social media

Context: The wave of “Wenger out” sentiment resurfaced on social media after the Watford loss, but the 67-year-old insisted he cannot pay too much attention to the outcry.

 

“We live in a society that is like that, I cannot change the society. I focus on what I can influence. And I live with the response of the society,” he said, adding that social media has increased negativity among supporters. “Because everybody can express his frustration straight away in the fraction of a second. And there’s no time to take a distance with what happened.”

 

(ESPNFCASIA, Mattias Karen 2017)

The best piece of advice Wenger gave henry

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Henry has revealed how in his early career, he would blame others for failing to pass to him, a trait that Wenger encouraged him to lose.

“One of the best [pieces of] advice I have received in my career was from Arsene, who told me: ‘Stop asking yourself the wrong question’,” the former Gunners striker told Unisport.

“What he means by that is, I would’ve said to myself: ‘Oh, he didn’t see me, oh, he didn’t pass me the ball.’ I would have always talked about you [the team-mate].

“Arsene said to me: ‘What could you have done for him to see you?’

“I was always aware of what can you do to help [the team-mate]. Instead of arguing, I’d try to find a way to make you better.”