Amazing Arsene Wenger Facts              

Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has been around for so long in the English Premier League it's easy to overlook his impact not only at Arsenal but also in England.

GoalDig highlights the most interesting things that make the Frenchman a living legend.

Here are some of the most incredible Arsene Wenger facts ever

Amazing Arsene Wenger Facts

Arsene Wenger is Arsenal’s longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won.

Wenger joined AS Monaco and led the club to the French league championship in 1988 in his debut season.

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At Monaco, Wenger earned a reputation for spotting young talent, and he has remained focused on developing a youth system; his clubs develop young players instead of buying expensive, experienced ones.


In January 1995, Wenger joined Japanese J. League team Nagoya Grampus Eight. Nagoya Grampus won the national cup competition, the Emperor's Cup, in his first season and he received the J. League Manager of the Year award.


The Arsenal defence put together by Wenger, which set a new record in 2006 by going 10 consecutive games without conceding a goal in the Champions League, cost the club approximately £6 million to assemble.


Wenger was awarded France's highest decoration, the Légion d'Honneur, in 2002.

In the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2003, he along with fellow Frenchman Gérard Houllier were awarded honorary OBEs for their services to football.

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


Wenger had an asteroid, 33179 Arsènewenger, named after him by the astronomer Ian P. Griffin, who states Arsenal as his favourite football club.


In January 2011, it was announced that Wenger was voted "World Coach of the Decade" by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. The organisation aggregated the results from each year of the decade, and Wenger had narrowly beaten Ferguson and Mourinho for the honour.


Wenger was one of the first managers in English football to scout abroad for talent. His double-winning team of 1998 was the first truly globalised team.

In a league match against Crystal Palace on 14 February 2005, Arsenal fielded a 16-man squad that featured no British players for the first time in the club's history.


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

He grew up speaking French and German, and has learnt English, Spanish, and Italian. He also knows some Japanese.


During his tenure, Arsenal moved to a new training centre and relocated to the Emirates Stadium in August 2006, after 93 years at Highbury. In March 2014, Wenger became the fourth manager in English football to oversee 1,000 matches with a single club.


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 are often 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.


Arsenal finished third in Wenger's first season. In his second season, Arsenal won the Premier League and FA Cup to complete the second league and cup double in the club's history


At the start of the 2011–12 season, Arsenal sold first team players Cesc Fàbregas and Samir Nasri. Suspensions and injuries left an understrength team to face Manchester United at Old Trafford on 29 August 2011, with the result ending 8–2, Arsenal's worst defeat for 115 years.


On 22 March 2014, Wenger oversaw his 1000th match as Arsenal manager in a 6–0 loss against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.


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