In the six years since his arrival at Highbury, Arsene Wenger has made Arsenal FC double Double winners and transformed the reputation of English football in general. Jasper Rees has been granted unprecedented access to Wengers friends and family, players, and rival managers to write the untold story behind this deeply private man.
He follows him from childhood in Alsace, through his period as a journeyman player, to his days as a coach at Nancy, Monaco, Grampus Eight, and finally Arsenal. A surprise appointment at Highbury at the time, Wenger has since converted millions of sceptics to his way of thinking. His revolutionary ideas about management, psychology, diet, and fitness have turned a team of old English crocks, young French misfits, and a Dutch master or two into one of the most sublime footballing teams ever seen.