Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal in a recent interview with French magazine L’Equipe’s Sport spoke on a wide-range of topics including time, religion and more. When asked for similarities between his faith and his football and whether he has a “mystical power” over his players, he said;
“I am only a guide. I allow others to express what they have in them. I have not created anything. I am a facilitator of what is beautiful in man. I define myself as an optimist. My constant battle in this business is to get out there is beautiful in man. We can at this level portray me as naive.
“At the same time, it allows me to believe it and it often gives me reason.” Wenger who early in his career used to read from a book of prayers before matches says he doesn’t do that again and doesn’t feel his team needs ‘God to win.