– Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has paid a glowing tribute to Liberia president elect George Weah
– Wenger opined that Weah’s story will make a good movie
– He then joked that he will attend Weah’s inauguration if he is banned by the FA
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has taken time to pay a touching tribute to his former player and the current president-elect of Liberia George Weah.
The French gaffer who was in an elated mood that his former player is going to be a president put on a huge smile as he attended to a question related to president elect Weah in his press conference. According to Wenger, the incoming Liberian leader’s story will make a fantastic movie.
Wenger was invited to Weah’s inauguration on January 22 but sarcastically say that he will definitely be busy managing his Arsenal side unless a FA charge sees him suspended from his day job.
The French manager signed Weah for Monaco in 1988 and providing a fatherly guild for him in his earliest years in Europe citing him as a shining example to the rest of the game.
When asked if he would attend George Weah’s inauguration in a press conference, Wenger said: “I have been invited by George to come to the day where he will be president. I believe I will be busy. Maybe if I’m suspended I’ll have time to go,”
“What’s important is when you look at his life, and I think the life of this guy is a real film, it’s unbelievable. You can make a fantastic film.
“I remember when I saw him for the first time in Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and after, in 1995, becoming the best player in the world.
“Now he’s president of his country — it’s an unbelievable story. But it’s down to the fact that one thing that was common in George’s attitude is being strong mentally, absolutely unbelievably convinced that he has a mission.
“And the second thing — because I went with George through the period where there was war in Liberia and I saw how much he suffered for his country — was the love for his country and for his people, and the care he had for other people.
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Wenger then added: “I didn’t think at that point that he would become president of his country, but today when I look back, I must say I’ve seen him crying when war was on in Liberia.
“It’s a happy story and I wish that he has a happy presidency. I would like to say this guy is an example for everybody who plays football today, for all the players.”
NAIJ.com previously reported that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has been invited to the inauguration ceremony of his former player George Weah.
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