No politics today, just football. I had the opportunity of meeting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Monday. Yes, the legend himself, at the KL Hilton, where he was staying.
The Frenchman was in KL for only 48 hours but his presence was enough to get reporters from Thailand and Singapore to fly down to interview him. It was his second visit to KL. This man obviously lives, eats and sleeps football. His spends his free time watching football on television, saying this helps him relax as the games do not involve Arsenal!
Friendly and chatty, he readily posed for photographs with members of the media as well as fans who caught wind of his presence in town. He's also as tall as he looks on television. He's much skinnier though without the jacket and tie.
Wenger is also a very technical person. He talks about performance, skill and talent. No wonder, he is called The Professor, not just because of his degrees in engineering and economics, but his analytical skills in football.
He still speaks English with the French accent, which we are familiar with but it's easier to understand him than Alex Ferguson, I guess!