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Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger shows interest in visiting India

2.67K   //    12 May 2018, 14:36 IST

Arsene Wenger will bid farewell to Arsenal this summer

What's the story?

Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has expressed his desire to visit India in the near future and also informed that he tried to organise an India for the Gunners, but it never came to fruition. 

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Arsene Wenger decided to leave the North London based club this summer after serving there for more than two decades, leading the Gunners to numerous trophies. He took Arsenal to great heights and established the club as a major powerhouse in European. After failing to win the Premier League since the 2003/04 season, he finally decided to quit at the end of the ongoing campaign.

The heart of the matter

In an interview on Arsenal TV, the Frenchman informed that he might pay a visit to India in the coming years. Wenger also said that India is country which is rich in culture and has learnt a lot about ‘Gandhi’ during his childhood days but never got an opportunity to set foot in the subcontinent.

Regarding the matter, Wenger said, “I must say personally its one of the things in my life I miss. I am fascinated by India, I really don’t know why and I’ve never been in India and I always encouraged Arsenal to organise a tour to India, we were close a few times, but it never happened.

“I would say it is a country with a special culture and when I was a kid I learnt about Gandhi and his kind of resistance and non-violence certainly impressed me. When somebody fights, you fight them back. They gave examples of a creative way to think and to act. It has a different philosophy compared to other countries,” he said when he was asked about his idea of the country

What's next

If Arsene Wenger sets foot in India, it will be a great affair considering his popularity in this part of the world and also for the Arsenal fans who have started following the ‘Gunners’ from the Wenger days.

Author's take

With ISL clubs spending big on players and coaches, it may be a possibility that the French manager would be roped in by one of the franchises in the future days. If it happens, the Indian football fans will be in for a treat.

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