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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.

BREAKING! Arsene Wenger reacts as Arsenal miss out on TOP FOUR

BREAKING! Arsene Wenger reacts as Arsenal miss out on TOP FOUR

BREAKING! Arsene Wenger reacts as Arsenal miss out on TOP FOUR
Wenger makes HUGE statement ahead Arsenal vs Man Utd epic fixture

Wenger makes HUGE statement ahead Arsenal vs Man Utd epic fixture

Arsene Wenger claims top four hopes is in a do or die situation as they prepare for the EPL clash against Manchester United on May 7.

Wenger makes HUGE statement ahead Arsenal vs Man Utd epic fixture
Arsenal beat Leicester City to keep Champions League hope alive as Spurs edge Crystal Palace

Arsenal beat Leicester City to keep Champions League hope alive as Spurs edge Crystal Palace

Arsenal have given themselves a good hope of finishing among the top four after beating visiting Leicester City 1-0 on Wednesday, April 26, at the Emirates.

Arsenal beat Leicester City to keep Champions League hope alive as Spurs edge Crystal Palace
Trouble for Wenger as Jesus set to make a return against the Gunners

Trouble for Wenger as Jesus set to make a return against the Gunners

Brazilian superstar striker Gabriel Jesus could make a stunning return today (April 23, 2017) in Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final clash against Arsenal.

Trouble for Wenger as Jesus set to make a return against the Gunners
Jealous? Arsene Wenger plans to stick to Chelsea and Spurs' impressive formation

Jealous? Arsene Wenger plans to stick to Chelsea and Spurs' impressive formation

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is considering adopting the 3-4-3 formation like rivals Chelsea and Tottenham.

Jealous? Arsene Wenger plans to stick to Chelsea and Spurs' impressive formation
Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez is demanding too much for a contract extension

Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez is demanding too much for a contract extension

Arsene Wenger is worried that a new big-money contract for Alexis Sanchez could destabilize the Arsenal dressing room and "put the club in trouble."

Arsene Wenger: Alexis Sanchez is demanding too much for a contract extension
"I will sign contract extension" - Arsene Wenger tells close friends

"I will sign contract extension" - Arsene Wenger tells close friends

Arsene Wenger has begun to confirm to people behind-the-scenes at Arsenal it is his intention to stay on as manager — for another TWO years.

"I will sign contract extension" - Arsene Wenger tells close friends
Bye bye! 12 Arsenal stars whose contracts expires in 2018

Bye bye! 12 Arsenal stars whose contracts expires in 2018

Arsenal are probably in the worst place they've been in for over a decade now with Arsene Wenger's future very much in the balance as well as that of players.

Bye bye! 12 Arsenal stars whose contracts expires in 2018
Arsene Wenger’s comments after the defeat at Crystal Palace is the WORST thing Arsenal fans could hear

Arsene Wenger’s comments after the defeat at Crystal Palace is the WORST thing Arsenal fans could hear

Arsenal’s hopes on top four were dashed as the London side were thrashed 3-0 by Crystal Palace but Arsene Wenger's comments does not inspire confidence.

Arsene Wenger’s comments after the defeat at Crystal Palace is the WORST thing Arsenal fans could hear
Show of shame at the Emirates as Arsenal fans fight themselves over Wenger's exit (photos, video)

Show of shame at the Emirates as Arsenal fans fight themselves over Wenger's exit (photos, video)

There was serious tension on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Emirates stadium as Arsenal fans were caught exchanging punches over the future of Arsene Wenger.

Show of shame at the Emirates as Arsenal fans fight themselves over Wenger's exit (photos, video)
Wenger's latest comments about retirement and a possible stay at the Emirates will surely anger Arsenal fans

Wenger's latest comments about retirement and a possible stay at the Emirates will surely anger Arsenal fans

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has repeated his intention to stay in management and possibly with Arsenal next season, saying retirement would be like dying.

Wenger's latest comments about retirement and a possible stay at the Emirates will surely anger Arsenal fans
Fans are wrong to blame Arsene Wenger for their troubles this season, the cause of their pain has been REVEALED

Fans are wrong to blame Arsene Wenger for their troubles this season, the cause of their pain has been REVEALED

Arsene Wenger's men have missed a total of 10,825 days through injury in the last five seasons, totalling 28 years on the physio's table.

Fans are wrong to blame Arsene Wenger for their troubles this season, the cause of their pain has been REVEALED
Angry Arsenal fans vow to attack Wenger again if he does THIS

Angry Arsenal fans vow to attack Wenger again if he does THIS

Angry Arsenal fans have vowed that things would get more terrible if embattled manager Arsene Wenger should sign a new two-year deal at the Emirates stadium.

Angry Arsenal fans vow to attack Wenger again if he does THIS
'Liverpool have not won the Premier League' - Arsene Wenger fires back at his critics

'Liverpool have not won the Premier League' - Arsene Wenger fires back at his critics

Arsene Wenger angrily hit back with a staunch defence of his record after claiming he has helped build an “absolutely remarkable” club during his 20 year reign.

'Liverpool have not won the Premier League' - Arsene Wenger fires back at his critics
Arsenal legend names 3 players who have failed Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend names 3 players who have failed Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has launched an attack on Gunners' trio of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Mustafi claiming they have failed Wenger.

Arsenal legend names 3 players who have failed Arsene Wenger
Fresh trouble for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal star player suffers horrific injury

Fresh trouble for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal star player suffers horrific injury

Arsenal have been hit with a serious blow as first choice goalkeeper Petr Cech is set to be sidelined for a month after suffering a calf injury at West Brom.

Fresh trouble for Arsene Wenger as Arsenal star player suffers horrific injury
Arsene Wenger to finally dump Arsenal for this French Ligue 1 side?

Arsene Wenger to finally dump Arsenal for this French Ligue 1 side?

Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been reportedly offered a two-year contract to take over French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain next season.

Arsene Wenger to finally dump Arsenal for this French Ligue 1 side?
Arsene Wenger reveals he has made up his mind over future at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger reveals he has made up his mind over future at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has disclosed that he has already decided on his Arsenal future and will reveal all very soon after his side 3-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

Arsene Wenger reveals he has made up his mind over future at Arsenal
Video: Wenger is Arsenal's Mugabe - fan breaks the internet with vicious attack on Gunners boss

Video: Wenger is Arsenal's Mugabe - fan breaks the internet with vicious attack on Gunners boss

The campaign for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal reached new levels, after a fan compared him to what Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe has done to the country.

Video: Wenger is Arsenal's Mugabe - fan breaks the internet with vicious attack on Gunners boss
'Football analysts have brainwashed Arsenal fans' - Arsene Wenger

'Football analysts have brainwashed Arsenal fans' - Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger feels the margin ­between success and failure – never better illustrated than in the Champions League – is too fine to be too harsh on Arsenal.

'Football analysts have brainwashed Arsenal fans' - Arsene Wenger
Arsenal trash Lincoln City to reach FA Cup semi-finals

Arsenal trash Lincoln City to reach FA Cup semi-finals

Arsenal have made it to the semi-finals of the 2017 FA Cup championship after beating unheralded Lincoln City 5-0 in their quarter-final duel on Saturday.

Arsenal trash Lincoln City to reach FA Cup semi-finals
OMG: Arsenal offer star player £280,000-a-week for him not to dump the club

OMG: Arsenal offer star player £280,000-a-week for him not to dump the club

Arsenal have reportedly offered German international footballer Mesut Ozil £280,000-a-week contract for the former Real Madrid player to stay at the Emirates.

OMG: Arsenal offer star player £280,000-a-week for him not to dump the club
Chelsea 6 - 0 Arsenal: Checkout top 7 embarrassing defeats for Arsene Wenger

Chelsea 6 - 0 Arsenal: Checkout top 7 embarrassing defeats for Arsene Wenger

Following the embarrassing 10 - 2 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich, we look at Arsene Wenger's shameful defeat during his 20 years in charge of the Gunners.

Chelsea 6 - 0 Arsenal: Checkout top 7 embarrassing defeats for Arsene Wenger
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