Arsene Wenger; coach, manager and enigma at the heart of one of the greatest London football clubs. He is a walking conundrum of ideas, philosophy, sports psychology and an unwavering sense of self. He is the talisman of a Gunners side who have ridden the highs and the lows of the Premiership, but who in the modern game has employed a unique code of management.
The Wenger Code explores the essence of Wenger’s genius and what makes him standout as Arsenal Manager and leader unmoved by the gargantuan finance of 21st century football. In the no nonsense writing of life long fan, Richard Evans, the reader is given the painful truth, the inspiring truth and the future hopes for Arsenal Football Club as it builds upon the intense vision and belief of one man, one manager, and one code.
With evidence vividly brought to life from the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, The Wenger Code is a must read for football fans; as much a book about football management itself as a book about the mighty Arsenal FC.
About the Author
Richard Evans has been an Arsenal fan for sixty years and a journalist almost as long. He has written for every ‘Fleet Street’ newspaper published since 1956, including many that have long gone like the News Chronicle and Empire News. In the early years, he put on a neutral hat and covered matches at Highbury before switching to a career as a foreign correspondent based in Paris and New York with the occasional sortie to Vietnam.
Returning to sports journalism, he wrote biographies of Ilie Nastase and John McEnroe; commented for BBC Radio Five at Wimbledon for twenty years and covered tennis and cricket for The Sunday Times, The Times and Observer.
But having caught the irrational bug of the football supporter at an early age, it never left him. This book offers no pretence at neutrality. Evans is a Gooner born and bred.