Arsene Wenger’s highly-awaited autobiography, My Life In Red & White is to be released in mid-October, according to reports.
The Frenchman took charge of Arsenal for 22 years, managing the club until 2018 when he stepped down from his position at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger, who originally stated he hadn’t retired from management completely, is now working for FIFA.
The former Monaco boss signed with publishers Weidenfeld and Nicolson for his first-ever autobiography, which Arsenal fans are hoping will spill secrets of his time at the club.
Alan Samson, Chairman & Publisher, Weidenfeld & Nicolson said: “Arsene Wenger is the man who changed the entire face of football in this country. He is a revolutionary manager whose influence, not only at Arsenal for an amazing 22 years but also on the national game, has been profound.”
“He altered the habits of players yet far more significantly he opened our eyes and broadened our minds. For more than two decades he brought to the Premier League as much vivid colour and excitement as anyone could, exemplified by the silk and steel of his immortal ‘Invincibles’.”
Fans would have had an opportunity to peep into the content of the book had wenger participated in “An Audience with Arsène Wenger” at The London Palladium, originally scheduled for this month, but the parley was postponed to November due to the covid19 lockdown.
Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu who had a fantastic relationship with Wenger while at the Emirates, is sure to be among the well-wishers of the Frenchman to have a go at the book as soon as it drops.
Wenger was instrumental to bringing Kanu to Arsenal and stood by him in his period of health challenge which he overcame to become a super hit, scoring 30 goals in 119 appearances for the then invisible Gunners.