Arsenal boss Wenger: Japan experience changed me profoundly

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking forward to returning to Japan for preseason.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking forward to returning to Japan for preseason.

Wenger is guaranteed a warm reception from his Japanese fans and he remembers his time at Nagoya fondly - even though he admits it was a step into the unknown.

"It was a welcome change in my life, a fantastic experience," Wenger told Arsenal Player.

"It's something that changed me profoundly as well. The vision I have of life changed in Japan. It was absolutely a deep, profound and very, very positive experience. I'm very grateful that I went. Perhaps it was a bit crazy of me at the time to decide to go, but I'm thankful for that moment of craziness.

"Maybe [my time in Japan helped me succeed at Arsenal], because I took a distance from the pressure in Europe and came back with a different viewpoint. I can take more distance from decisions now than I could before."

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