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ARSÈNE WENGER

  • DATE OF BIRTH

    22/10/1949

  • COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    FRANCE

  • STATUS

    MANAGER

  • CLUB

    Arsenal

  • PREMIER LEAGUE SEASONS

    19

Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
685 395 172 118 1289 651 1357 58.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Arsenal
Champions

1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04

Manager of the Year

1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04

Manager of the Month

March 1998, April 1998, October 2000, April 2002, September 2002, August 2003, February 2004, August 2004, September 2007, December 2007, February 2011, February 2012, September 2013

Other Honours

Monaco
   Ligue 1: 1987/88
   Trophée des Champions: 1990/91

Nagoya Grampus Eight
   J-League Super Cup: 1995/96
   Emperor's Cup: 1995/96

Arsenal
   FA Cup: 1997/98, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2013/14
   Community Shield: 1998/99, 1999/00, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2014/15

Career Summary

When Arsene Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager on 1 October 1996 from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus Eight he was an unknown entity to many Arsenal fans, but that is not the case anymore after a hugely successful tenure as the club’s longest serving manager.

The Frenchman learned his trade in the early stages of his managerial career in his native country with spells at Strasbourg, Cannes and Nancy before earning a move to Ligue 1 side AS Monaco. He won the French League Championship in 1988 before moving to Japan seven years later for an 18 month stint.

Wenger didn’t take long to adapt to life in English football and guided Arsenal to its first ever Barclays Premier League title in the 1997/98 season. He repeated the feat once again in the 2001/02 season before making history in 2003/04, as his side went unbeaten throughout the entire league campaign on the way to sealing a third Premier League crown. His side were dubbed ‘the invincibles’ and amassed an impressive 90 points after 38 matches.

He has also added five FA Cup triumphs to his collection with the Gunners and was voted Manager of the Year in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Arsenal have finished in the top four of the Premier League every season that Wenger has been in charge.

Developing young talent has also been a cornerstone of Wenger’s success, with Cesc Fabregas, Jack Wilshere and Nicolas Anelka just some of the players who burst on to the Premier League scene under his stewardship and enjoyed a big impact on the English top flight.

Wenger, who became the Premier League’s longest serving manager when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season, has earned the Manager of the Month award over a dozen times during his Arsenal tenure.

Playing Career
Clubs

AS Mutzig: 1969-73
FC Mulhouse: 1973-75
AS Vauban: 1975-78
RC Strasbourg: 1978-81

View manager profile on the official Arsenal Football Club website

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