Arsene Wenger

Arsène Wenger, OBE (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager of the English Premier League side Arsenal. He is the club's longest-serving manager and most successful, having led Arsenal to 11 trophies since 1996. Football pundits give Wenger credit for his contribution to the revolutionising of football in England in the late 1990s through the introduction of changes in the training and diet of players.

Wenger was born in Strasbourg, France and raised in Duttlenheim. He was introduced to football by his father, the manager of the local village team. After a modest playing career, in which he made appearances for several amateur clubs, Wenger obtained a manager's diploma in 1981. Following an unsuccessful period at Nancy which culminated in his dismissal in 1987, Wenger joined AS Monaco; the club won the league championship in 1988. In 1991, Wenger guided Monaco to victory in the Coupe de France, but their failure to regain the league title in later seasons led to his departure from the club by mutual consent in 1994. He briefly coached Japanese J. League side Nagoya Grampus Eight, which won the Emperor's Cup and Japanese Super Cup during his stint.

In 1996, Wenger was named manager of Arsenal and two years later the club completed a league and FA Cup double. In 2012, the club qualified for a 15th successive season in the Champions League, despite their worst start to a season for 58 years. During his tenure, Arsenal moved to a new training centre and relocated to the Emirates Stadium in August 2006, after 93 years at Highbury.

The nickname "Le Professeur" is used by fans and the British media to reflect Wenger's studious demeanour. His approach to the game emphasises an attacking mentality, with the aim that football ought to be entertaining on the pitch. At Monaco, Wenger earned a reputation for spotting young talent, and he has remained focused on developing a youth system.

Wenger is married to former basketball player Annie Brosterhous, with whom he has one daughter, Léa (born 1997), and lives in Totteridge, London. He spends his leisure time predominantly studying football matches: "I watch games on most days," and holds an interest in politics. Away from managerial duties, he is a football consultant for French television station TF1, a position he has held since 2004. Wenger is a world brand ambassador for FIFA World Cup sponsor Castrol. As part of the arrangement, he has conducted several training camps for international youth teams worldwide to provide input to the Castrol Performance Index, FIFA's official ratings system. Wenger is fluent in French, German and English and speaks Italian, Spanish and Japanese.

Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal secure huge win over West Brom

Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal secure huge win over West Brom

Lacazette scores twice as Arsenal secure huge win over West Brom
Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United

Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United

Arsene Wenger reveals he rejected the chance to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Machester United back in 2002, citing the Gunner's 'values' as his reason.

Arsene Wenger reveals why he rejected the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United
Arsenal back to winning ways as they destroy Bournemouth at the Emirates

Arsenal back to winning ways as they destroy Bournemouth at the Emirates

Premier League side Arsenal went back to winning ways as they defeated struggling Bournemouth at the Emirates, Danny Wellbeck was the hero as he got a brace.

Arsenal back to winning ways as they destroy Bournemouth at the Emirates
Jubilation for Arsene Wenger as top French superstar agrees mega million deal to join Arsenal (photo)

Jubilation for Arsene Wenger as top French superstar agrees mega million deal to join Arsenal (photo)

Premier League giants Arsenal have reportedly agreed a mega million deal with French club Monaco for the signing of 21-year-old Frenchman Thomas Lemar.

Jubilation for Arsene Wenger as top French superstar agrees mega million deal to join Arsenal (photo)
Arsene Wenger reveals how Arsenal will replace Alexis Sanchez at the end of the season

Arsene Wenger reveals how Arsenal will replace Alexis Sanchez at the end of the season

Arsene Wenger says Alexis Sanchez will leave the club at the end of the season and he will have to pay a minimum of £70million to replace the player.

Arsene Wenger reveals how Arsenal will replace Alexis Sanchez at the end of the season
Arsene Wenger reveals why he signed 2-year contract extension at the end of last season

Arsene Wenger reveals why he signed 2-year contract extension at the end of last season

Arsene Wenger says he nearly left Arsenal this summer due to personal reasons before reconsidering his position and signing a new two year contract at the club.

Arsene Wenger reveals why he signed 2-year contract extension at the end of last season
Wenger Out: See what angry Arsenal fans are plotting to do during their match against Chelsea (Photos)

Wenger Out: See what angry Arsenal fans are plotting to do during their match against Chelsea (Photos)

Arsenal fans in London are planning an unprecedented protest against Arsene Wenger ahead of their blockbuster clash against Chelsea later this month. Supporters

Wenger Out: See what angry Arsenal fans are plotting to do during their match against Chelsea (Photos)
Mesut Ozil celebrates 4 years at Arsenal, slams criticism from club legends

Mesut Ozil celebrates 4 years at Arsenal, slams criticism from club legends

Arsenal star midfielder Mesut Ozil has slammed Arsenal legends that criticize the current Gunners team while calling on them to back them and support the team.

Mesut Ozil celebrates 4 years at Arsenal, slams criticism from club legends
PSV complete the signing of Arsenal striker on a permanent deal (photo)

PSV complete the signing of Arsenal striker on a permanent deal (photo)

Dutch professional footballer Donyell Malen has completed a permanent move to Dutch side PSV Eindhoven from Premier League giants Arsenal on August 31, 2017.

PSV complete the signing of Arsenal striker on a permanent deal (photo)
After the embarrassing defeat at Liverpool, Arsenal superstar leaves the Emirates for a mega move to another top EPL team (photo)

After the embarrassing defeat at Liverpool, Arsenal superstar leaves the Emirates for a mega move to another top EPL team (photo)

Premier League club West Brom have on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 completed the signing of defender Kieran Gibbs from fellow Premier League campaigners Arsenal.

After the embarrassing defeat at Liverpool, Arsenal superstar leaves the Emirates for a mega move to another top EPL team (photo)
Revealed! How Arsenal players reacted in the dressing room after embarrassing 4 - 0 defeat to Liverpool

Revealed! How Arsenal players reacted in the dressing room after embarrassing 4 - 0 defeat to Liverpool

The atmosphere in the Arsenal dressing room after the defeat to Liverpool has been described as being as silent as a morgue with Arsene Wenge unable to speak.

Revealed! How Arsenal players reacted in the dressing room after embarrassing 4 - 0 defeat to Liverpool
Gunners legend joins fans in asking Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal

Gunners legend joins fans in asking Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsenal are in "crisis from top to bottom" and Arsene Wenger should leave as the players don't want to play for him, says former Gunners striker Ian Wright.

Gunners legend joins fans in asking Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal
Checkout 5 Premier League managers that may likely face early sack (photos)

Checkout 5 Premier League managers that may likely face early sack (photos)

It’s is a general term that in life while some are smiling others are frowning. A theory that applies easily to the English Premier League. Today we will be loo

Checkout 5 Premier League managers that may likely face early sack (photos)
Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil explains why Arsenal lost to Liverpool, issues public apology

Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil explains why Arsenal lost to Liverpool, issues public apology

Mesut Ozil has berated Arsenal's lackluster performance against Liverpool on Sunday, August 27, 2017 in which the Gunners were condemned to a 4-0 defeat.

Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil explains why Arsenal lost to Liverpool, issues public apology
Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club

Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club

Arsene Wenger has responded to Arsenal fans calling for his resignation after the ridiculous defeat his side suffered to Liverpool by admitting "if I am the pro

Finally! Arsene Wenger responds to fans calling for him to quit Arsenal, talks about future with club
Serious embarrassment for Arsene Wenger as merciless Liverpool thrash Arsenal at Anfield

Serious embarrassment for Arsene Wenger as merciless Liverpool thrash Arsenal at Anfield

Arsenal on Sunday, August 27, 2017 continued with their lackluster performances this season after they were beating 4-0 by Liverpool in a Premier League tie.

Serious embarrassment for Arsene Wenger as merciless Liverpool thrash Arsenal at Anfield
Arsene Wenger in serious trouble as Arsenal superstar agrees to join top Italian club (photo)

Arsene Wenger in serious trouble as Arsenal superstar agrees to join top Italian club (photo)

Defender Shkodran Mustafi has told manager Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the Emirates Stadium this summer for a move to join Italian club Inter Milan.

Arsene Wenger in serious trouble as Arsenal superstar agrees to join top Italian club (photo)
Wenger gives update on Sanchez ahead of star match against Liverpool

Wenger gives update on Sanchez ahead of star match against Liverpool

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed that the unsettled Chilean Alexis Sanchez will feature in premier league cracker against Liverpool. Wenger who made the

Wenger gives update on Sanchez ahead of star match against Liverpool
Confusion at the Emirates as Arsenal superstar tells Arsene Wenger he wants to join Chelsea (photo)

Confusion at the Emirates as Arsenal superstar tells Arsene Wenger he wants to join Chelsea (photo)

Arsenal superstar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has reportedly told manager Arsene Wenger that he wants to leave the Emirates Stadium before the close of transfer.

Confusion at the Emirates as Arsenal superstar tells Arsene Wenger he wants to join Chelsea (photo)
After the defeat against Stoke City, 2 Arsenal superstars leave the club to join another big team in England (photo)

After the defeat against Stoke City, 2 Arsenal superstars leave the club to join another big team in England (photo)

Championship side Birmingham City have completed the signing of defender Carl Jenkinson and Bramall Cohen from Premier League campaigners Arsenal Football Club.

After the defeat against Stoke City, 2 Arsenal superstars leave the club to join another big team in England (photo)
Tragedy in Imo state as Arsenal fan slumps and dies leaving a wife and 3 kids

Tragedy in Imo state as Arsenal fan slumps and dies leaving a wife and 3 kids

A young man identified as Dominic Ejimba has on Saturday, August 19, 2017 reportedly slumped and died in Isiala Mbalo Local government Area of Imo state.

Tragedy in Imo state as Arsenal fan slumps and dies leaving a wife and 3 kids
Arsene Wenger gives ridiculous reason why Arsenal cannot sign players again

Arsene Wenger gives ridiculous reason why Arsenal cannot sign players again

Arsene Wenger says he expects Arsenal to sell some players before the end of the transfer window as the size of the current squad is "not manageable."

Arsene Wenger gives ridiculous reason why Arsenal cannot sign players again
Arsenal might abandon 3-man defense soon - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal might abandon 3-man defense soon - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits his side did not defend well enough at Stoke and suggesting they could dump the three man back-line in the future.

Arsenal might abandon 3-man defense soon - Arsene Wenger
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