Amy Interviews Arsene Wenger
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In this special edition of Handbrake Off, The Athletic's Amy Lawrence speaks with Arsene Wenger.

They discuss a wide range of subjects, including dealing with stress as a manager, the reasons why some players cannot fulfil their potential, and the importance of VAR in protecting footballers.

He discusses Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby, explaining how the physicality of the Premier League cost them their careers at the top level.

Amy asks him about some of his other former players who have now transitioned into management themselves.

And Arsene wonders whether football will exist in heaven or hell.


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