…the Arsene Wenger you need too know.
Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger turns 66 on Thursday. Wenger was a player between 1969 and 1981 – for Mutzig, Mulhouse, ASPV Strasbourg and RC Strasbourg .
The Frenchman began his managerial career at Nancy-Lorraine in 1984 before joining Monaco in 1987. Wenger larer left Monaco in 1994 and had a spell in Japan at Nagoya Grampus Eight between 1995 and 1996. The 65-year-old joined Arsenal in September 1996 and celebrated 1,000 Gunners games in charge back in March 2014.
French soccer coach who began his long tenure at the helm of Arsenal in 1996. He led Arsenal to FA Premier League titles in 1998, 2002 and 2004. He had a moderately successful career as a player, appearing in sixty-seven games and scoring four goals. He was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Has one daughter with wife and former basketball player, Annie Brosterhous.
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.
Wenger’s Arsenal teams have been criticised for their indiscipline; his players received 100 red cards between September 1996 and February 2014, though the team has won awards for sporting fair play. At Monaco, Wenger earned a reputation for spotting young talent, and he has remained focused on developing a youth system.