Arsenal boss Wenger ponders writing revelatory book

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger admits he may one day be inspired to write a warts-and-all book about his life as a football manager.

The Arsenal manager’s comments came after former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson launched his autobiography and its controversial revelations gripped the world of football.

And although the Gunners boss says he has no immediate plans to put pen to paper he acknowledges he could never say never.

He said: “The past is history and history has to be written. In France we say it is not only important to make history, but also to write the history. It is good.

“It is a legacy of his career. I think that is important, especially in England where he was a manager at Manchester United for 27 years. It is huge what he has achieved, but it is difficult for me to answer anything on the book because I have not read it.

“No I have no plans to write a book. Well, I say no at the moment – maybe one day I will be inspired to do that, but at the moment I do not. I do not say never, but at the moment I do not have that need at all.”

Meanwhile, Wenger has revealed that Mattheu Flamini is fit for the Premier League game against Crystal Palace tomorrow but that Jack Wilshere will have a late fitness test for an ankle problem.

He said: “He is available. He had no basic injury – it was just a precaution. Wilshere will be checked later by the medical people and we’ll see if I will involve him or not.”