My Life in Red and White

My Life in Red and White

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 C ups, 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 book is a must-read 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.

Title:My Life in Red and White
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781474618243
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    My Life in Red and White Reviews

  • Peter

    ArsenalAs a life-long enthusiastic Arsenal supporter (God help me), this was a book I was always going to buy - well get as a Christmas gift. The overall feeling is that to a large extent it was missi...

  • Yxas

    There are 320 pages here. 320 sparsely populated pages, with narrow columns bookended by thick margins. Of those, the final 59 pages form a section named Career Record - a dry recitation of season sta...

  • Meghna Anil Nair

    I will probably attempt to write a proper review for this when I'm done being a blubbering mess....

  • Gary

    I was really looking forward to this book. Although I am not an Arsenal supporter I do however admire Arsene Wenger and all that he has achieved in Football. A very interesting life I'm sure while wor...

  • Gumble's Yard

    A slightly disappointingly insight and controversy free autobiography – Wenger’s continuing involvement with FIFA perhaps blunting any real score settling (but when the now well-known Tapie-era is...

  • Carla

    Full disclosure, I have been an Arsenal fan for over 50 years, and an Arsene Wenger fan since the day I saw him announced as our manager on the Jumbotron at Highbury in 1996. I was devastated when he ...

  • Paul Fadoju

    Mr Wenger conducted himself as a man of intelligence and astute economist. I am disappointed with his autobiography and his rendition of 22 years at the helm of Arsenal football club. I was expecting ...

  • Jack Mckeever

    Obviously I'm slightly biased, as a long-suffering Arsenal fan, but this was a great read. It plays out pretty much how you'd expect it to - beginning with his early years in starkly rural Alsace and ...

  • Justin

    What to say? That this book left me underwhelmed is an understatement. I don't think anyone going to read this ever thought Wenger would lift the lid and dish out some nastiness or air vendettas again...

  • Tom Stretton

    As a fan of Arsenal this was a must read for me. I went into it knowing that there would be no Alex Ferguson-esque revelations, no naming and shaming or divulging dressing room bust ups and other behi...