Arsenal have this morning taken to social media to announce a new film, “Arsene Wenger invincible”.
The statement outlined:
A genius, visionary and obsessive, what Wenger achieved with Arsenal changed the landscape of the English game and shaped football worldwide.
Featuring remarkable access and previously unseen archive footage, directors Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager, Finding Jack Charlton) and Christian Jeanpierre draw back the veil on a truly enigmatic figure who discusses, for the first time, the football ‘addiction’ that was both his driving force and his ‘fatal flaw’.
Shot on location in England, France and Arsène’s home village of Duttlenheim, Arsene Wenger: Invicible is a compelling, intimate insight into a football figure like no other.
Framed against the backdrop of Arsenal’s historic Invincible season of 2003/04, the film sees Wenger reflect candidly on his revolutionary era at the club and the emotional and personal turmoil that surrounded his exit after 22 years. Gravitas and heavyweight authority is added by an A-list supporting cast, led by Wenger’s greatest rival from the time, Sir Alex Ferguson, and star players whose careers were impacted by the French coach, including Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Dennis Bergkamp, Ian Wright, Emmanuel Petit and Robert Pires.
Of course, the film will be bittersweet for many Arsenal fans, with it thought to go into detail about the end of Wenger’s tenure that saw ugly protests outside the Emirates stadium for the Frenchman to be sacked.
As has since been proved, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
When is it coming out?
The new film is set to hit cinema screens in the UK in mid-November, and will be the first of two Arsenal related screen pieces to come out this year, with Amazon Prime’s “all or nothing” series covering the 2021-22 season, and due to be released in the summer of 2022.
The DVD will be released on November 22nd, along with bluray and digital downloads, meaning that Arsenal fans have to wait just over a month to get their hands on a copy.
For Arsenal fans, it may well be that the Invincible’s film is far more enjoyable to watch than the Amazon documentary, if the start of the season is anything to go by.