Biography : Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger was born in Strasbourg, France, on October 22th 1949. Wenger grew up in villaage, Duttlenheim, as the son of Alphonse Wenger and wife Louise with an older sister and brother. Wenger has a wife and a doughter and lives in Totteridge, London. As we know, he is the erudite Frenchman’s football manager. He studied at the Institute Europeen d’ Etudes Commerciales Superieures de Strasbourg of Robert Schuman University, where he completed a Master degree in 1971.

Wenger began his professional player in 1978, his debut for RC Strasbourg against Monaco as defender. Previously, he was recruited by amateur team AZ Mutzig. Wenger’s playing career was relatively inauspicious. He only made twelve appearances for RC Strasbourg. In 1981, he got a manager’s diploma and was begun as coach in his youth team.

Wenger joined Nancy in 1984, it was his senior job. But his managerial career took off when he became AS Monaco’s manager in 1087. He won the French League in 1988 or at his first season and the French Cup in 1991. He stayed at Monaco until 7 years or until 1994.

After that, Wenger moved to Japanese J-League team Nagoya Grampus Eight. He won the Emperor’s Cup, the national cup competition. He also took the club from the bottom three to runners-up position in the league.

Then, Wenger moved to Arsenal. Arsenal confirmed his appointment on September 28th 1996. Wenger was Arsenal’s first manager from outside UK. When he began to took control the team, he signed French Midfielder, Patrick Vieira. Wenger’s first match was Arsenal defeated Blackburn Rovers with score 2-0 on October 12th 1996. Arsenal finished third in Wenger’s first season.

In his second season (1997-1998), Arsenal got both the Premiership and FA Cup, the second Double Winners in the club’s history. In 1998-1999 season, Arsenal lost the Premiership tittle, FA Cup, and UEFA Cup final. It made Wenger to sign a few players such as Thiery Henry, Robert Pires, and Fredrik Ljungberg. And the fact, in 2001-2002, Arsenal got their Double Winners for the twice under Wenger. For the next season, Arsenal won the FA Cup. And the crowning moment,when Arsenal made history with became a winner in Premiership title in 2003-2004 season without a single loss.

Wenger had made Arsenal to become a successful club. Arsenal have won three Premier League title and four FA Cups under Wenger. But Wenger and Arsenal still difficult to get UEFA Champions League. The closest Arsenal have come was they reached the final in 2005-2006, it is the first time in Arsenal’s history, which they lost 2-1 by Barcelona.

Wenger has a good reputation to practice unknown player to be famous and talented players.For example, Patrick Vieira, Thiery Henry, Francesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie, and Kolo Toure. So he is given the nick nme as The Professor.

These are his individual award:
FA Premier League Manger of the Month : 10 times
BBC Sports of the Year, Coach Award :2002,2004
LMA Manager of the Year : 2001-02, 2003-04
FA Premier League Manager of the Year: 1998, 2002, 2004
Onze d’ Or Coach of the Year : 2000,2002, 2003, 2004
World Soccer Magazine (Manager of the Year) : 1998
J-League Manager of the Year : 1995
French Manger of the Year : 1998,2008