When He arrived at Highbury in October 1996.

Apr 20, 2018 16:33:57   sportcheq

When He arrived at Highbury in October 1996.

Arsène Wenger, OBE (born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager of the English Premier League side Wenger was born in Strasbourg, France and raised in Duttlenheim.  Married to former basketball player Annie Brosterhous, with whom he has one daughter, Léa.  

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.

Managerial Career and Titles won.

After serving at various coaching positions, Wenger got his first job as a manager at Nancy, a club that was struggling in the Ligue 1. The club was in several financial problems, and had to sell its best players and work with very little funds, leading to Wenger parting ways with the club.

However, Wenger's managerial skills didn't go unnoticed as he was appointed by Monaco in 1987. In the next season.

He then coached in the Japanese league. With the Nagoya Grampus Eight, the Frenchman won the Emperor's Cup and the Japanese Super Cup.

In 1996, Wenger moved to England to join Arsenal, where he had his dream run in the initial seasons. In 1998, he won the FA Cup and Barclays Premier League, a domestic double.

However, his greatest achievement came in 2004, where he led Arsenal to an undefeated run in the Premier League, claiming the title in a way which hadn't been done in the past century. In all these three seasons, he was declared as the Manager of the Season by Premier League.

For his contribution to the world of football as a manager he was inducted into the English football Hall of Fame in 2006. He has won a total of 17 titles in Arsenal, and a cumulative of 21 titles, winning 2 each with Monaco and Nagoya Grampus

Wenger became the Premier League’s longest serving manager when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.

His Moment in Arsenal

He is the club's longest-serving manager and most successful, having led Arsenal to 11 trophies since 1996 and the world brand ambassador for FIFA World Cup sponsor Castrol.

Winterburn, who played for Arsenal between 1987 and 2000, was not surprised by Wenger's achievements in England. He said, he was always set to be a success at Arsenal and the players loved playing for him

In another remark, former midfielder Paul Merson said Wenger was so far ahead of his time when he arrived at Arsenal "it was scary" as the long-serving

Tactics

Wenger's tactics have been described as entertaining by both pundits and fans.

In his early years, Wenger was an advocate of the 4-4-2 formation, as he believed that it covered the maximum space for the team. Wenger has always believed in allowing his players to play by their gut and intuition. He has let the players to make mistakes and learn from them, something for which he has been both praised and criticized. Kroenke in a statement hail Wenger's consistency, saying it would never be matched

Retirement

On 20 April 2018, he announced that he would stand down as manager at the end of the 2017/18 season.

Now the Big Question, Who will be Arsenal's next manager?

In a statement issued by Arsene Wenger, he said former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira could be a future manager of the Premier League club.

#5 Patrick Vieira

#4 Carlo Ancelotti

#3 Julian Nagelsmann

#2 Luis Enrique

#1 Massimiliano Allegri

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