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Weah thanks Wenger

FROM THE HEART: World Class Weah thanks Wenger

FORMER FOOTBALLER George Weah has hailed Arsene Wenger as the man who helped him most to achieve his dreams in Europe during his career.

Weah, 51, said the Arsenal boss showed him a ‘father’ like love at a time in the game when the Liberian harboured serious self doubts about his ability to make it in the game.

Recalling the period he worked with Wenger while he was at Monaco Weah said: “He was a father figure and regarded me as his son," Weah told the Guardian. "This was a man, when racism was at its peak, who showed me love. He wanted me to be on the pitch for him every day.

“One day, I was quite tired of training and told him that I was having a headache. He said to me: ‘George, I know it’s tough but you need to work hard. I believe that with your talent, you can become one of the best players in the world.’

"So, I listened and kept going on. Besides God, I think that without Arsène, there was no way I would have made it in Europe.”

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