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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.

Angry Arsenal fan displays 'Wenger Out' sign at anti-Donald Trump march

Angry Arsenal fan displays 'Wenger Out' sign at anti-Donald Trump march

Angry Arsenal fan vents frustration at Arsene Wenger at anti-Donald Trump protest
Just in: Arsenal beat Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Nigerian wonderkid

Just in: Arsenal beat Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Nigerian wonderkid

Premier League club Arsenal have beaten Liverpool and Chelsea as the Gunners have signed a 13-year-old Nigerian wonder-kid Lateef Omidiji to the Emirates

Just in: Arsenal beat Chelsea and Liverpool to sign Nigerian wonderkid
Arsenal reveal 4 men who could replace Arsene Wenger if he leaves at the end of the season

Arsenal reveal 4 men who could replace Arsene Wenger if he leaves at the end of the season

According to reports, Arsenal have drawn up a secret short-list of potential new managers in case Arsene Wenger leaves this summer.

Arsenal reveal 4 men who could replace Arsene Wenger if he leaves at the end of the season
Arsene Wenger holds crisis talks with Arsenal stars as season crumbles

Arsene Wenger holds crisis talks with Arsenal stars as season crumbles

Arsene Wenger's side are 12 points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League after suffering back-to-back defeats to Watford and their London rivals.

Arsene Wenger holds crisis talks with Arsenal stars as season crumbles
Wenger offered two year deal at Arsenal as Gunners have no replacements for Frenchman

Wenger offered two year deal at Arsenal as Gunners have no replacements for Frenchman

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has confirmed that the Premier League club has offered him a new two-year deal to continue at the club.

Wenger offered two year deal at Arsenal as Gunners have no replacements for Frenchman
Arsenal fans blast Wenger after an embarrassing defeat at Chelsea

Arsenal fans blast Wenger after an embarrassing defeat at Chelsea

Hundreds of Arsenal fans have expressed high level of serious disappointment on social media after watching the Gunners losing 3-1 to Chelsea on Saturday

Arsenal fans blast Wenger after an embarrassing defeat at Chelsea
Arsene Wenger reveals heartbreaking reason that made Arsenal lose to Watford

Arsene Wenger reveals heartbreaking reason that made Arsenal lose to Watford

After watching his side's 1-2 home defeat to Watford on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has explained that his wards were not ready

Arsene Wenger reveals heartbreaking reason that made Arsenal lose to Watford
Arsène Wenger hit with four-game touchline ban after altercation with referees

Arsène Wenger hit with four-game touchline ban after altercation with referees

Arsène Wenger has been given a four-match touchline ban by the Football Association following his altercation with the fourth official, Anthony Taylor.

Arsène Wenger hit with four-game touchline ban after altercation with referees
Arsene Wenger to get four game ban for insulting, pushing fourth official

Arsene Wenger to get four game ban for insulting, pushing fourth official

Arsene Wenger could get a four- game ban from the FA for calling referee Jon Moss a “f****** cheat” and shoving fourth official Anthony Taylor on Sunday.

Arsene Wenger to get four game ban for insulting, pushing fourth official
Arsene Wenger reveals what he should have done after being sent off

Arsene Wenger reveals what he should have done after being sent off

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has explained on Monday, January 23, 2017 that he should have kept quite to avoid being sent off by the center referee on Sunday

Arsene Wenger reveals what he should have done after being sent off
Arsene Wenger admits his star player is free to leave the club

Arsene Wenger admits his star player is free to leave the club

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated that right-fullback Mathieu Debuchy is free to leave the club in as much a right offer is made for the frenchman

Arsene Wenger admits his star player is free to leave the club
Arsenal midfield crisis worsens as Francis Coquelin joins Carzola, Elneny, Ozil as absentees

Arsenal midfield crisis worsens as Francis Coquelin joins Carzola, Elneny, Ozil as absentees

Arsene Wenger has confirmed defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin will be out for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained against Bournemouth.

Arsenal midfield crisis worsens as Francis Coquelin joins Carzola, Elneny, Ozil as absentees
My player is a liar - Arsene Wenger

My player is a liar - Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied the claims of defender Mathieu Debuchy that the Frenchman stopped his potential loan move to Manchester United

My player is a liar - Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger set to join PSG?

Arsene Wenger set to join PSG?

French giants Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are reportedly preparing a third offer to lure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to takeover at the Parc des Princes.

Arsene Wenger set to join PSG?
4 young and talented managers who could replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

4 young and talented managers who could replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger's contract expires at the end of the season and many think this could be his final season at the Emirates but who replaces him?

4 young and talented managers who could replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
Austrian manager confirms he will succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

Austrian manager confirms he will succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal

RB Leipzeg coach Ralph Hasenhuttl has sensationally confirmed he is in line to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager.

Austrian manager confirms he will succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal
Man Utd vs Arsenal: Wenger reacts to shaking hands with Mourinho

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Wenger reacts to shaking hands with Mourinho

Ahead of their all-important clash against Manchester United Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has promised to shake hands with Jose Mourinho.

Man Utd vs Arsenal: Wenger reacts to shaking hands with Mourinho
Breaking! Real Madrid's interest in Wenger disclosed

Breaking! Real Madrid's interest in Wenger disclosed

Spanish giants Real Madrid rekindled their long-standing interest in Arsene Wenger

Breaking! Real Madrid's interest in Wenger disclosed
Old skool lapere! Nostalgia hits you hard with this photos of Arsene Wenger in 1996

Old skool lapere! Nostalgia hits you hard with this photos of Arsene Wenger in 1996

The year 2016 makes it twenty years Arsene Wenger became the manager of Arsenal football club of England.

Old skool lapere! Nostalgia hits you hard with this photos of Arsene Wenger in 1996
Henry explains why Wenger is a bad coach for England

Henry explains why Wenger is a bad coach for England

Legendary Arsenal forward Thierry Henry is sure that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not become the next England manager.

Henry explains why Wenger is a bad coach for England
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr caught flexing with Arsene Wenger (photos)

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr caught flexing with Arsene Wenger (photos)

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr recently travelled to England where he met up with old pal Arsene Wenger.

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr caught flexing with Arsene Wenger (photos)
Arsene Wenger: Young players never win you trophies

Arsene Wenger: Young players never win you trophies

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has highlighted the importance of experience and feels the core of a successful team must have experience.

Arsene Wenger: Young players never win you trophies
Arsenal chiefs pick Arsene Wenger's replacement

Arsenal chiefs pick Arsene Wenger's replacement

Arsene Wenger’s tenure as Arsenal manager has been a long and successful one but club chiefs have picked someone to replace him.

Arsenal chiefs pick Arsene Wenger's replacement
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