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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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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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Enthralling but wanted more

Perhaps that's the sign of a good book. At 6hrs 40mins the book is roughly split 50/50 between pre-Arsenal, and 1996 onwards. With 18 years at N4, I'm sure 7 hours or Arsenal-only chat wouldn't have been a stretch. It felt like there was more to give here: not one mention of Mourinho, not much insight into Fergie battles. But still a must read for lovers of the Prem in the Carling and Barclays era.

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Rare breed of a gentlemen

Great insight to his thoughts. His absolute loyalty, how he reflects, immense desire to win and class class class. Build him a statue! He deserves it!

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  • E. Amir
  • 16-10-2020

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!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-10-2020

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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  • papapownall
  • 14-10-2020

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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  • Barry Singh
  • 13-10-2020

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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  • Stitching parent
  • 26-10-2020

Simply beautiful.

As a life long fan of The Arsenal it wasn’t difficult to choose this book but it was wonderful to hear the story behind the move from Highbury to the Emirates and the life of the wonderful Arsene Wenger who made this possible. The story of the Invincibles that was masterminded by a man who sees the game of football as simply beautiful. Thankyou Arsene for all you gave to my boys at the club and Thankyou for the insight into your amazing life.

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  • Rak
  • 26-10-2020

Simply the best. A true legend.

Arsene Wenger is fantastic and this insight is just a snippet, but one not to be missed. Lots of great time bits. I want more!

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  • KKarsENalheNrY14
  • 23-10-2020

It's okay but don't expect any dirt

Have to read as arsenal fan but not much we don't know really. Would love a second book that tells all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-10-2020

A bit of a disappointment

I love Arsenal, Arsene Wenger and the history of the Premier league, but this autobiography doesn't share many stories or go in depth about anything I thought it would. I bet he's got tonnes of stories in his locker but he just touches on the odd one and swiftly goes to the next topic.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-10-2020

Absolutely brilliant

loved listened to Arsene narrate hisbown book. there is so much more to a managers job than i thought possible. his entire life was consumed by the roll and missed many moments and Christmas's with his family. hope he can make up for those years. what a life.. well done ✔

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-10-2020

Not bad

I am a huge fan of Arsene Wenger and what he did for Arsenal but I must say I was not too impressed by this book. I found it a little boring but it definitely had some interesting points . I didn’t feel the urge to keep reading/listening to it but I did get to the end . I do miss him as an Arsenal fan a lot more after this book, especially after hearing all about his dedication.

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  • West
  • 26-10-2020

Good but below expectations

Arsene is a very smart guy with interesting things to say and has had a long and illustrious career in football management. I was expecting more stories over the course of his 22 year old reign in the Arsenal hot seat. Rather than focus on stories and the chain of events that he would have negotiated during that time , he tends to prefer just to speak about his overall philosophy on football and how to manage and prepare a club. This side is interesting but would have liked more stories. It seems he is too correct to put in writing anything too critical of some of his peers and rarely is critical of anyone in the book. It shows a great deal of integrity but you never get into his deeper thoughts on matters. Overall though still a good listen