Arsene Wenger poses for artsy photoshoot, describes himself as a “facilitator of what is beautiful in man”

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Arsene Wenger was the subject of a spread in L’Equipe’s Sport & Style magazine and the result is…a lot to take in.

We begin with the interview, which found Wenger in a philosophical mood. From the Guardian:

“Religiously, it is said that God created man. 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.”

That sound you hear is Jose Mourinho’s eyes rolling all the way around the earth while doing the wanker gesture.

But wait, there’s more. Much, much more…

“I still live in the future. It is planned. Tight. My relationship with time is quite scary. I’m still trying to fight it. I’m always afraid of being late. Not to be ready. Not being able to accomplish all that I planned. My personal relationship with time is scary. To go back in time, to look behind yourself is equally staggering.”

Wenger added: “The only moment of possible happiness, is the present. The past gives regrets. And future uncertainties. Man quickly realised this and created the religion. It forgives him what he has done wrong in the past and tells him not to worry about the future, as you will go to paradise.”

The rejected lines from season two of True Detective are one thing, but the photographs are quite another. Freed from the tyranny of zippers, this is Arsene Wenger unpuffed…

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

No, that’s not a still from a Jean-Pierre Melville film about a retired hitman who comes back for one last job. That’s Wenger.

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

Reminiscing about all those times Alex Ferguson didn’t invite him to his office for a glass of wine after a match.

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

Stood up by Benzema.

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

Reading the latest things Mourinho said about him.

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

“This is the last time I let Giroud pick my clothes…”

(Benni Valsson)
(Benni Valsson)

“Why would I buy any of these clothes when I can make my own for a fraction of the price?”

4 comments

  1. Looool !!! I love him but this is a bit much !! My eyes were rolling back so much my contacts got lost behind my eyeballs. The text sounds more like one of those commercials from the 80’s for Obsession by Calvin Klein . “Between time and my fear of time lies …. obsession”. Love the pictures though and the wardrobe choices for the most part but what is the deal with the rockabilly cuffed jeans ?? And are those Doc Martens that he is rocking ??! They’re so not him !! Totally inappropriate for him but I miss my old Greasy Gibsons !!

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