Why France adores Arsene Wenger


Roundly criticised in England as Arsenal stumble, Wenger is respected in his homeland as an expert in his field by many, reports The Independent.

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To become prophet in your own land is said to be impossible, like Sol Campbell receiving an invitation to a Spurs supporters' club dinner. The Premier League's resident professeur du football is an exception to this rule (and many others). Over the last 15 years, Arsène Charles Ernest Wenger has achieved the status of football prophet in his own land.