Arsène Wenger

Arsène Wenger



Arsène Wenger is a French football manager and former football player who is best known for his long reign as manager of Arsenal Football Club. He was the first non-British manager in the club’s history and the longest-serving in the club’s history, as well as the first manager to win the Premier League three times.

Wenger was born on 22 October 1949 in Strasbourg, France. He was the only child of Alphonse and Louise Wenger and was raised in Duttlenheim, France. He was an avid football fan from a young age and began playing at the age of six. He played for his local team, Duttlenheim, and later joined the semi-professional club, Mutzig.

In 1971, Wenger graduated from the University of Strasbourg with a degree in economics and he soon began his professional football career. He played for semi-professional clubs in France until 1981, when he became manager of Nancy. He then moved to AS Monaco in 1987 and led the club to the league title in 1988.

In 1996, Wenger moved to England to become manager of Arsenal Football Club. He was tasked with transforming the team from mid-table mediocrity to a top club. He was successful in doing so, leading the team to three Premier League titles, four FA Cups, and four Community Shields. He is also credited with reviving Arsenal’s youth policy and bringing in some of the best players in the world, such as Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, and Robin Van Persie.

Throughout his managerial career, Wenger has received numerous awards and accolades. In 2002, he was voted Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association and in 2003, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his services to football.

Wenger retired from Arsenal in 2018 and is currently the Chief of Global Football Development for FIFA. He is also a member of the UEFA Elite Coaches Forum and the Technical Study Group for the 2018 World Cup.

Arsène Wenger is one of the most successful and respected managers in the history of football. His legacy will continue to live on through the successes of Arsenal Football Club and his impact on modern football.

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