Wenger: Wenger compares George Weah’s life to film script | Football News
LONDON: Arsene Wenger has in contrast the lifetime of George Weah to a movie script following his former participant’s election as president of Liberia.
Weah, who performed for Monaco, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan throughout a glittering profession, final week secured a shocking run-off victory within the West African nation’s first democratic switch of energy in many years.
Idolised in Liberia as “Mister George”, Weah, 51, is to be sworn in on January 22, changing Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who in 2006 took the helm of the nation first based for freed US slaves.
Arsenal boss Wenger has been invited to Weah’s inauguration however expects to be too busy to attend — the date falls two days earlier than the second leg of Arsenal’s League Cup semi-final towards Chelsea.
Wenger signed Weah in 1988 when he was supervisor of Monaco, guiding his profession for the following 4 years, and views the 1995 FIFA world participant of the 12 months as a shining instance to the remainder of the sport.
“I’ve been invited by George to return to the day the place he will likely be president. I consider I will likely be busy. Possibly if I am suspended I will have time to go,” Wenger joked.
Though he was handed a three-game touchline ban on Friday for his conduct after Arsenal’s draw at West Brom, Wenger will likely be again pitch-side by mid-January.
“What’s vital is if you take a look at his life, and I believe the lifetime of this man is an actual movie, it is unbelievable. You may make a unbelievable movie.
“I keep in mind once I noticed him for the primary time in Monaco, coming in a bit misplaced, not understanding anyone, not being rated by anyone as a participant and after, in 1995, turning into the very best participant on this planet.
“Now he is president of his nation — it is an unbelievable story. Nevertheless it’s right down to the truth that one factor that was widespread in George’s perspective is being robust mentally, completely unbelievably satisfied that he has a mission.”
Wenger mentioned Weah, who entered politics in 2002, suffered for his nation and confirmed look after different folks.
“I did not assume at that time that he would change into president of his nation, however in the present day once I look again, I have to say I’ve seen him crying when struggle was on in Liberia.
“It is a comfortable story and I want that he has a cheerful presidency. I wish to say this man is an instance for everyone who performs soccer in the present day, for all of the gamers.”