101 Facts About Arsene Wenger

1. Arsene Wenger is still based in London but will not work for another club in the Premier League, believing that it would be disrespectful to Arsenal after all his years there.

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2. Arsene Wenger described it as a "sad day for Arsenal", and sought assurances from the board over his future as well as reasons for Dein's departure.

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3. Arsene Wenger was selected to represent the national French students squad and visited Nigeria, Lebanon, and Uruguay—where the World Students Championship was held in 1976.

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4. Arsene Wenger was married to former basketball player Annie Brosterhous who was previously married to French basketball star George Brosterhous with whom she had two children prior to her long relationship with Wenger.

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5. Arsene Wenger showed so much loyalty for Monaco by declining the job of managing the France National Team.

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6. Arsene Wenger retired very soon after winning the league, at the age of 32.

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7. Arsene Wenger was among notable footballers who got their team promoted to division 1 of French football.

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8. Arsene Wenger was fully raised in Duttlenheim, a community with a total population of six thousand people.

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9. Arsene Wenger takes his language skills very seriously, even coming over to England at the age of 29 to study at Cambridge University.

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10. Arsene Wenger has a good reputation of spotting the young talent at Monaco.

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11. Arsene Wenger led Arsenal through thick and thin for the past 22 years.

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12. Arsene Wenger was appointed an Honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2003 Birthday Honours for services to football.

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13. Arsene Wenger successfully appealed the ban, but was reprimanded and fined £10,000 for his actions.

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14. Arsene Wenger was influenced by his time in Japan, where "the whole way of life there is linked to health.

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15. Arsene Wenger splits the squad into groups, observing and supervising the drills.

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16. Arsene Wenger recollected the team as having "perfect players everywhere and that was the sort of football I wanted to be playing myself".

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17. Arsene Wenger made changes to the side for their second leg against Bayern, dropping captain Thomas Vermaelen and Szczesny, in place of Koscielny and Łukasz Fabianski.

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18. Arsene Wenger mostly brought in experienced players, such as Yossi Benayoun on loan from Chelsea, Everton's Mikel Arteta and Germany international Per Mertesacker.

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19. Arsene Wenger described it as a "sad day for Arsenal", and sought assurances from the board over his future as well as reasons for Dein's departure.

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20. Arsene Wenger noticed the two as a midfield pairing was ineffective, and felt keeping Fabregas would benefit the club's future.

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21. Arsene Wenger was confident his side would retain the league and told the media: "Nobody will finish above us in the league.

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22. Arsene Wenger rued his team's inability to make possession count, but refused to blame individuals, namely Henry, for missing chances.

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23. Arsene Wenger raided his old club Monaco to acquire the services of Christopher Wreh, Gilles Grimandi and Emmanuel Petit.

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24. Arsene Wenger officially assumed the role on 1 October 1996.

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25. Arsene Wenger shortly received the J League Manager of the Year award for 1995, while Stojkovic claimed the player's honour.

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26. Arsene Wenger hired former Valenciennes manager Boro Primorac, whom he had befriended during the match-fixing scandal, as his assistant.

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27. Arsene Wenger took the squad away from their usual summer training camp to Val Thorens, so that the players could acclimatise to the high-altitude.

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28. Arsene Wenger was always watching videos of his opponents, of his own team.

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29. Arsene Wenger became conscious of the importance of speaking English and during his holidays, enrolled on a three-week language course at Cambridge.

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30. Arsene Wenger made his final appearance for the senior side in 1979.

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31. Arsene Wenger was selected to represent the national French students squad and visited Nigeria, Lebanon, and Uruguay—where the World Students Championship was held in 1976.

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32. Arsene Wenger represented Alsace in a competition held annually between the regional leagues.

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33. Arsene Wenger was taken to games in Germany, where he held an affection for Borussia Monchengladbach.

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34. Arsene Wenger was sent to fight on the Eastern Front in October 1944, at the age of 24.

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35. Arsene Wenger lived in Duppigheim during the 1950s, but spent most of his time in the neighbouring village of Duttlenheim, ten miles south-west of Strasbourg.

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36. Arsene Wenger was the manager of Arsenal from 1996 to 2018, where he was the longest-serving and most successful in the club's history.

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37. Arsene Wenger has called on Arsenal to move swiftly in appointing his successor at the Emirates Stadium.

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38. Arsene Wenger believes robots influenced by Twitter polls will soon become football managers.

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39. Arsene Wenger claims robots could replace managers in frightening prediction.

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40. Arsene Wenger names the Arsenal player who 'replaced Patrick Vieira'.

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41. Arsene Wenger has finally got some time on his hands after leaving Arsenal in the summer.

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42. Arsene Wenger is serious about his two strange predictions on football's future.

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43. Arsene Wenger met with Real Madrid chiefs while he was Arsenal boss to discuss Bernabeu move, says ex PSG president.

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44. Arsene Wenger reveals reason Cristiano Ronaldo was 'gutted' after Man Utd clash.

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45. Arsene Wenger could have made an extremely quick return to English football after he was reportedly offered the Fulham job ahead of Claudio Ranieri, who has made his own return to the Premier League.

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46. Arsene Wenger back in dugout for ex-Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker's tearful farewell match.

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47. Arsene Wenger explains Sanchez's struggles since swapping Arsenal for Man Utd.

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48. Arsene Wenger has denied being contacted by Real Madrid over becoming their next permanent manager but admits a decision over his next move is imminent.

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49. Arsene Wenger hopes Mesut Ozil can be convinced to come out of international retirement as Germany still need him.

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50. Arsene Wenger was Fulham's first choice to replace Slavisa Jokanovic as manager, but the Frenchman turned down the chance to make a sensational Premier League return.

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51. Arsene Wenger turned down a chance to return to the Premier League, as he vowed, as one of three managers chased by Fulham before deciding on Claudio Ranieri.

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52. Arsene Wenger has been out of work since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season, but according to reports, Fulham wasn't tempting enough to return to England.

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53. Arsene Wenger rejected return to Premier League as he seeks first managerial job since leaving Arsenal.

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54. Arsene Wenger turned down Premier League return with struggling Fulham before Cottagers appointed Claudio Ranieri.

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55. Arsene Wenger turned down a sensational return to management with Fulham before Claudio Ranieri was appointed.

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56. Arsene Wenger turned down the chance of making a sensational Premier League return with Fulham before the Cottagers appointed Claudio Ranieri.

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57. Arsene Wenger turned down Fulham before club turned to Claudio Ranieri.

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58. Arsene Wenger reportedly "politely declined" the chance to speak to Fulham about the Cottagers' managerial vacancy before the Premier League side eventually replaced fired Slavisa Jokanovic with.

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59. Arsene Wenger said in a statement that he wished to deal with the matter privately.

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60. In 2010, Arsene Wenger appealed for privacy after a British newspaper alleged he had an affair with a French singer.

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61. Arsene Wenger is a Roman Catholic, and he attributes his outlook and values to his religious upbringing.

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62. Arsene Wenger was married to former basketball player Annie Brosterhous, with whom he has one daughter, Lea.

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63. In February 1999, Arsene Wenger offered Sheffield United a replay of their FA Cup fifth round match immediately after the match had finished, due to the controversial circumstances in which it was won.

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64. In his early years at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger was scrutinised for the club's poor disciplinary record; Winter in 2003 described it as "little short of a crime-wave", while chairman Peter Hill-Wood admitted the players' conduct was unacceptable.

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65. Arsene Wenger commented that an advantage of building his team around British players was the guarantee of stability.

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66. Arsene Wenger was one of the first managers in English football to scout abroad for talent.

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67. In May 2016, the Stade Arsene Wenger was officially opened near Strasbourg, where Wenger was born.

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68. Arsene Wenger was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2006, along with former England manager Ron Greenwood.

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69. Arsene Wenger was awarded France's highest decoration, the Legion d'Honneur, in 2002.

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70. In March 2011, Arsene Wenger was charged with improper conduct by UEFA, over comments made to referee Massimo Busacca, after his team's defeat to Barcelona.

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71. Arsene Wenger said Mourinho's comments were "silly and disrespectful" and had embarrassed Chelsea.

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72. Arsene Wenger responded by pointing out he was only answering journalists' questions about Chelsea, and described Mourinho's attitude as "disrespectful".

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73. Arsene Wenger refuted the analogy and said, "Look at Santa Cruz at Blackburn.

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74. In his early managerial years, Arsene Wenger recognised the potential of football in Africa, which influenced his transfer dealings at Monaco.

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75. Arsene Wenger has been able to implement his entertaining vision of football, particularly at Arsenal.

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76. Arsene Wenger encourages sportsmen to show intuition, and makes observations rather than explicitly giving orders.

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77. Throughout his managerial career, Arsene Wenger has trusted his players to perform and learn from their own mistakes, a quality Vieira regards as his biggest strength and weakness.

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78. Arsene Wenger served a four-match touchline ban and had to pay a £25,000 fine after pushing referee Anthony Taylor during a win at home against Burnley.

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79. Arsene Wenger won his sixth FA Cup in May 2015, which placed him alongside George Ramsay as the most successful manager in the competition's history.

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80. At the end of the season, Arsene Wenger signed another three-year extension to his Arsenal contract.

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81. Arsene Wenger was instrumental in the latter deal; he phoned and spoke to the German in his native language, convincing him that a move to England would enhance his career.

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82. In August 2010, Arsene Wenger signed a further three-year contract to continue his managerial career at Arsenal.

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83. Arsene Wenger had reached a landmark in October 2009, surpassing George Allison to become Arsenal's longest-serving manager.

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84. In September 2007, Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year extension, insisting that he remained committed to "the club of my life.

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85. Arsene Wenger described it as a "sad day for Arsenal", and sought assurances from the board over his future as well as reasons for Dein's departure.

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86. Arsene Wenger used a portion of the proceeds generated through the Anelka sale to fund the build of the Arsenal Training Centre, expressing his desire to establish a "home away from Arsenal".

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87. Arsene Wenger became the first foreign manager to win the double, when his team beat Newcastle United in the 1998 FA Cup Final.

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88. In preparation for the forthcoming season, Arsene Wenger took the Arsenal squad to Austria, which would become the club's usual pre-season base.

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89. On 22 September 1996, Arsene Wenger was unveiled as Arsenal manager, after Nagoya Grampus granted him his release.

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90. Arsene Wenger managed Nagoya for the final time on 28 August 1996 and delivered a farewell speech, thanking the fans in Japanese.

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91. In January 1996, Arsene Wenger guided the club to their first piece of silverware as Nagoya defeated Sanfrecce Hiroshima to win the Emperor's Cup.

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92. In response to the situation, Arsene Wenger altered his managerial style, becoming less amicable with his players and openly questioning their desire.

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93. In December 1994, Arsene Wenger agreed to become manager of Nagoya Grampus, on a two-year contract worth ¥75m annually.

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94. Arsene Wenger was a member of the football governing body's technical committee, responsible for analysing the 1994 World Cup, and made a presentation to coaches of emerging football nations.

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95. In his first season at Nancy, Arsene Wenger hired a dietician to explain the benefits of healthy eating and made it imperative that players did not snack before games.

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96. Arsene Wenger spent the last two years of his playing career predominantly running RC Strasbourg's reserve and youth team.

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97. Arsene Wenger made the decision to leave, as the regular commutes to Mulhouse from Strasbourg overwhelmed him.

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98. Arsene Wenger took his studies further and in 1971 enrolled at the Faculte des sciences economiques et de gestion at the University of Strasbourg to read politics and economics after a brief stint in medicine.

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99. In 1969 Arsene Wenger was recruited to nearby third division club Mutzig.

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100. Arsene Wenger took it upon himself to manage the side, with Claude stating "Arsene wasn't the captain and yet he was.

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101. Arsene Wenger was born on 22 October 1949 in Strasbourg, Alsace, the youngest of three children born to Alphonse and Louise Wenger.

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