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Arsenal boss Wenger: Coaching in Japan made me realise how much I love football

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits he learned how much he loved football when working in Japan.

Wenger coached Nagoya Grampus Eight before moving to the Gunners.

He told arsenal.com: "It was in a very important period and it was important that people coming from Europe worked seriously. I must say that it was a human experience as well as a football experience because you are still isolated because you are far away from European culture.

"Sometimes you feel lonely but it's a good test for the passion you have for the game. It was a great experience as well because people have such a desire to do well that you feel you have to absolutely always give the maximum to please these people."

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