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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.

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

Trouble for Wenger as Jesus set to make a return against the Gunners
'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
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
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
Arsene Wenger must not resign or there would be trouble - Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann warns

Arsene Wenger must not resign or there would be trouble - Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann warns

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger MUST stay at the club, according to Gunners icon Jens Lehmann who played for six seasons under the Frenchman.

Arsene Wenger must not resign or there would be trouble - Arsenal legend Jens Lehmann warns
Furious Arsenal fans attacks Wenger after embarrassing defeat to Bayern Munich (photos)

Furious Arsenal fans attacks Wenger after embarrassing defeat to Bayern Munich (photos)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was attacked by angry Gunners' faithfuls who are still battling the pains of their embarrassing defeat against Bayern Munich.

Furious Arsenal fans attacks Wenger after embarrassing defeat to Bayern Munich (photos)
Arsene Wenger blames referee for loss to Bayern, you need to READ what he said

Arsene Wenger blames referee for loss to Bayern, you need to READ what he said

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reacted to their 10 – 2 aggregate humiliation in the hands of Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions league round of 16 tie.

Arsene Wenger blames referee for loss to Bayern, you need to READ what he said
You are destroying our future - fans worldwide begin #WengerOut protest

You are destroying our future - fans worldwide begin #WengerOut protest

Arsene Wenger have have the backing of the board at Arsenal but he sure does not have the backing of the fans who support the club through thick and thin.

You are destroying our future - fans worldwide begin #WengerOut protest
Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva begs Arsene Wenger to quit

Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva begs Arsene Wenger to quit

Gilberto Silva, a member of the last Arsenal side to lift the Premier League title, believes “the time has come” for Arsene Wenger to step aside.

Arsenal legend Gilberto Silva begs Arsene Wenger to quit
Arsene Wenger reveals what REALLY happened during his training ground bust-up with Alexis Sanchez

Arsene Wenger reveals what REALLY happened during his training ground bust-up with Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says reports of training ground incident involving himself and star player Alexis Sanchez are "completely false."

Arsene Wenger reveals what REALLY happened during his training ground bust-up with Alexis Sanchez
Osun state Governor Aregbesola gives his thoughts on under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Osun state Governor Aregbesola gives his thoughts on under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Governor of the state of Osun Rauf Aregbesola has advised embattled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to quit his position at the club at the end of the season.

Osun state Governor Aregbesola gives his thoughts on under-fire Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
Roger Schmidt, one of the possible replacements for Arsene Wenger has been sacked

Roger Schmidt, one of the possible replacements for Arsene Wenger has been sacked

Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed that manager Roger Schmidt has been relieved of his duties following a troubling run of form.

Roger Schmidt, one of the possible replacements for Arsene Wenger has been sacked
"Just go, you are finished" - Arsenal fans turn against Wenger

"Just go, you are finished" - Arsenal fans turn against Wenger

Arsenal fans on Twitter have taken a swipe on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for placing Alexis Sanchez on the bench in the clash against Liverpool.

"Just go, you are finished" - Arsenal fans turn against Wenger
Arsene Wenger finally confirms his next destination

Arsene Wenger finally confirms his next destination

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is reportedly keen on a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid if he finally leaves the Emirates stadium at the end of the season

Arsene Wenger finally confirms his next destination
Just in: Veteran coach confirms he will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Just in: Veteran coach confirms he will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Massimiliano Allegri who is the current handler of Italian side Juventus has reportedly told his friends and associates that he will replace Wenger at Arsenal

Just in: Veteran coach confirms he will replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
Chinese Super League club set to lure Arsene Wenger with record fee

Chinese Super League club set to lure Arsene Wenger with record fee

Embattled Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly rejected a massive £30 million-a-year offer to move to the Chinese Super League in the next summer

Chinese Super League club set to lure Arsene Wenger with record fee
4 coaches who could replace Arsene Wenger

4 coaches who could replace Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is facing the heat once again following his team 5-1 battering at Bayern Munich on Wednesday night, February 15 in the UCL.

4 coaches who could replace Arsene Wenger
Angry Arsenal fan vents frustration at Arsene Wenger at anti-Donald Trump protest

Angry Arsenal fan vents frustration at Arsene Wenger at anti-Donald Trump protest

One protester used Monday's anti-Donald Trump march in central London to call for an end to Arsene Wenger's reign at Arsenal.

Angry Arsenal fan vents frustration at Arsene Wenger at anti-Donald Trump protest
Arsene Wenger finally ‘reveals’ when he will retire

Arsene Wenger finally ‘reveals’ when he will retire

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted he wants to remain in management for at least four more years and insisted his preference is to stay at the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger finally ‘reveals’ when he will retire
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