Wenger Twitter Q&A: Boss On Wilshere, Messi or Ronaldo & ‘Joker’ Bendtner

By on November 12, 2013

Arsene Wenger took part in a Twitter question and answer session with fans this afternoon, using the hashtag #AskArsene.

Among the things the boss responded to was what Jack Wilshere’s best position is, to which Wenger says is a ‘deep-lying midfielder’. This is interesting as he has previously indicated he could see Jack playing in the ‘hole’ behind the striker one day and has tested him out in that role several times. The suggestion that Wilshere’s future lay further up the pitch was  enhanced even more when he was giving the No.10 shirt, but it seems Wenger see’s him in a deeper role now.

A hot topic right now is who’s going to win the Ballon d’Or with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leading the pack once again. When asked who he would choose, Arsene hinted that this could be Ronaldo’s year ahead of the Barcelona magician. No arguments from me here. Ronaldo certainly deserves the award this year.

Wenger was also quizzed on who was the funniest member of the Arsenal squad. Emmanuel Eboue used to have this one in the bag before he left and it seems Wojciech Szczesny and Nicklas Bendtner are the new jokers of the pack.

I must say I’m slightly surprised to here the ‘Great Dane’ is seen as some sort of ‘funny-man’. Lukas Podolski seems like he enjoys a joke or two, so I would have expected him to be selected ahead of the ‘best striker in the world’.

Anyway, here’s a few Q&A’s from today’s session:

17 years ago, did you choose Arsenal because your name is Arsene? #AskArsene

Arsene says: ‘Ha ha! Certainly not! Arsenal chose me and that was a huge honour – it’s a long love story because it’s 17 years’

Ronaldo or Messi? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘It’s difficult, Messi was on top until now but in the last year maybe Ronaldo is in front, he is very athletic

When you’ll get a top top quality coat? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘Ha ha!’

Is there a Wenger version of the “hairdryer” treatment? #AskArsene

Arsene says: ‘It can only be an exceptional behaviour and every manager uses it’

What is your favorite hobby? #AskArsene

Arsene says: ‘It is to read or watch political debates, or to walk or be outside in the nature’ @Arsenal

We have seen @JackWilshere play at many positions in the starting 11, but where’s his best position according to you? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘His best position is as a deep-lying midfielder, where he can be a distributor. He has a good burst and vision’

Who’s the funniest player in your squad? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘That’s difficult, I would say Wojciech – he likes a joke. Bendtner as well’

If you could change one decision you made in your managerial career, what would it be? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘Every season you make wrong decisions. You have to go with your gut feeling sometimes, but you learn and analyse’

Chips? #AskArsene @Arsenal

Arsene says: ‘Yes I like chips! But I try not to abuse it because I have a diet – I have to prepare like a player’ #AskArsene

What question would you have asked Arsene?


  1. Abu Rahman

    November 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Wise man! Le Prof himself, always having an answer for every question!

  2. Aregbesola Olaoluwa Daniel

    November 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    The Le prof and genius how sweet it will be if God can offer me privilege to see you one-on one in my live, Arsene Wenger the most wonderful manager in the world, I Love you so much and you have done so much in this club than not retire here and been immortalise, you must be immortalised in Arsenal

  3. peter momodu

    November 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    why not get chris benteke

  4. patrick kalumba

    November 14, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Le prof of all the departed stars who hurts most? 2 m rvp coz not only did you stand by him for so long but went out when needed most.

  5. Sani Auyo

    November 15, 2013 at 10:48 am

    you have done more this season but ur problem is only striker

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