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.

Arsene Wenger insists star is committed to Arsenal despite not signing a new contract

Arsene Wenger insists star is committed to Arsenal despite not signing a new contract

Arsene Wenger insists star is committed to Arsenal despite not signing a new contract
Arsenal superstar wants to leave the club for a move to top club in France (photo)

Arsenal superstar wants to leave the club for a move to top club in France (photo)

Laurent Koscielny could be on his way out of the Premier League club after the Frenchman reportedly told his former club Lorient his intention to leave England.

Arsenal superstar wants to leave the club for a move to top club in France (photo)
Arsenal and Liverpool in serious fight over the signing of top German star who plays in France (photo)

Arsenal and Liverpool in serious fight over the signing of top German star who plays in France (photo)

Arsenal and their Premier League rivals Liverpool are reportedly ready to battle it out for the signing of Paris-Saint-Germain winger Julian Draxier..

Arsenal and Liverpool in serious fight over the signing of top German star who plays in France (photo)
Important Arsenal star threatens to leave the Emirates stadium in January (photo)

Important Arsenal star threatens to leave the Emirates stadium in January (photo)

Englishman Jack Wilshere has reportedly threatened to leave Premier League club Arsenal so as for him to get regular playing time in another top club.

Important Arsenal star threatens to leave the Emirates stadium in January (photo)
Inter Milan tell Arsenal to pay £26m for the signing of their star player (photo)

Inter Milan tell Arsenal to pay £26m for the signing of their star player (photo)

Italian club Inter Milan have sent a strong message to Premier League club Arsenal after putting star midfielder Joan Mario on sale and could leave in January.

Inter Milan tell Arsenal to pay £26m for the signing of their star player (photo)
Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)

Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly named Dutchman Giovanni van Bronckhorst as the next manager that will replace him at the Emirates stadium.

Arsene Wenger finally names the manager that will replace him at Arsenal (photo)
Arsenal move to sign top German player as Mesut Ozil's replacement

Arsenal move to sign top German player as Mesut Ozil's replacement

Arsene Wenger has identified Schalke 04 midfielder as a possible replacement for his country man Mesut Ozil at Arsenal according to reports reaching NAIJ.com

Arsenal move to sign top German player as Mesut Ozil's replacement
Finally! Arsene Wenger reveals the secret tactics he adopted to beat Tottenham

Finally! Arsene Wenger reveals the secret tactics he adopted to beat Tottenham

Arsenal Wenger claims that Arsenal's pressing game - a trait normally associated with rivals Tottenham - was the key reason behind his side impressive win.

Finally! Arsene Wenger reveals the secret tactics he adopted to beat Tottenham
Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby

Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby

A pair of first half goals from the returning Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a 2 - 0 win Tottenham in the North London derby on Saturday.

Sanchez, Mustafi score as Arsenal defeat Tottenham in North London derby
Arsenal and Everton in serious battle to sign top English superstar (photo)

Arsenal and Everton in serious battle to sign top English superstar (photo)

Arsenal and their rivals Everton are reportedly chasing the signing of Middlesbrough left winger Marcus Tavernier as they want to bring him to England.

Arsenal and Everton in serious battle to sign top English superstar (photo)
Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season

Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season

Arsenal take on Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham in one of the most eagerly-anticipated north London derbies in the English Premier League in recent memory.

Arsenal welcome Tottenham in first North London derby of the season
Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash

Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash

Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger has denied that there is a power-shift in North London and insists Tottenham are the far behind Arsenal in the hierarchy.

Arsene Wenger belittles Tottenham ahead of North London derby clash
Arsene Wenger reveals the player that has suffered the worst injury in his team and it is not Ramsey (photo)

Arsene Wenger reveals the player that has suffered the worst injury in his team and it is not Ramsey (photo)

Wenger has described Santi Cazorla's injury "the worst" he has ever known but he however refused to rule out the notion the Spaniard may never play again.

Arsene Wenger reveals the player that has suffered the worst injury in his team and it is not Ramsey (photo)
Wenger plots surprise January swap deal between Sanchez and Man City star

Wenger plots surprise January swap deal between Sanchez and Man City star

Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger will push for a potential swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez and Raheem Sterling in January, according to reports from England.

Wenger plots surprise January swap deal between Sanchez and Man City star
Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career

Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career

Arsene Wenger says that he will never retire from football because he loves managing players while also revealing that he could also manage a national soon.

Arsenal fans will be angry at how Arsene Wenger intends to end his managerial career
ALex Lacazette's agent questions Arsene Wenger's decision to drop record signing in big matches

ALex Lacazette's agent questions Arsene Wenger's decision to drop record signing in big matches

For the second time this season, Arsenal's record signing Alex Lacazzete was dropped for a big game after he also failed to start against Liverpool at Anfield.

ALex Lacazette's agent questions Arsene Wenger's decision to drop record signing in big matches
Angry Arsene Wenger labels Manchester City star a diver

Angry Arsene Wenger labels Manchester City star a diver

Arsenal traveled to Manchester in search of a performance that'll halt City's incredible run, but they fell short, losing 3-1 at the end of the day..

Angry Arsene Wenger labels Manchester City star a diver
Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal in race to sign Ajax wonder-kid (photo)

Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal in race to sign Ajax wonder-kid (photo)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and his rival from Manchester City Pep Guardiola are reportedly in the race to sign Ajax 20-year-old star Frenkie De Jong.

Chelsea, Man City and Arsenal in race to sign Ajax wonder-kid (photo)
Sead Kolasinac to the rescue as Arsenal beat Swansea in Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game as a manager

Sead Kolasinac to the rescue as Arsenal beat Swansea in Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game as a manager

Arsenal needed a strong second half performance to beat stubborn Swansea 2-1 in Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game as a manager on Saturday, October 28.

Sead Kolasinac to the rescue as Arsenal beat Swansea in Arsene Wenger's 800th Premier League game as a manager
Arsene Wenger reveals what Olivier Giroud said to him before his wonder goal in Europa League

Arsene Wenger reveals what Olivier Giroud said to him before his wonder goal in Europa League

The goal sparked delirious scenes in the Serbian capital and it was a moment to savour as the goal sent the Gunners five points clear at the top of Group H....

Arsene Wenger reveals what Olivier Giroud said to him before his wonder goal in Europa League
Alexis Sanchez 'refuses to shake' Arsene Wenger's hand in Arsenal training (video)

Alexis Sanchez 'refuses to shake' Arsene Wenger's hand in Arsenal training (video)

Wenger has a tradition of shaking hands of every player ahead of a training session,and set about doing so on Wednesday and it appears he was ignored by Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez 'refuses to shake' Arsene Wenger's hand in Arsenal training (video)
Finally! Arsenal legend reveals why Mesut Ozil is not happy with Arsene Wenger

Finally! Arsenal legend reveals why Mesut Ozil is not happy with Arsene Wenger

Arsenal legend Robert Pires claimed that Mesut Ozil is unhappy with Wenger over his failure to sign star players to significantly improve Arsenal‘s squad.

Finally! Arsenal legend reveals why Mesut Ozil is not happy with Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger sends emotional letter to his 103-year-old girlfriend on her birthday (photos)

Arsene Wenger sends emotional letter to his 103-year-old girlfriend on her birthday (photos)

Arsenal gaffer Arsene Wenger has penned an emotional letter to an elderly Arsenal fan Margaret Welby who calls herself his 'girlfriend' on her 103rd birthday.

Arsene Wenger sends emotional letter to his 103-year-old girlfriend on her birthday (photos)
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