Arsene Wenger

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Arsene Wenger Profile

Name: Arsene Wenger

Date of Birth: October 22, 1949
Nationality: France

Playing career:

  • Mutzig, Mulhouse and Vauban (all amateur French clubs) (1969-74)
  • Strasbourg, France (professional debut as defender-sweeper) (1978-79)

Coaching career:

  • Strasbourg, (Youth coach) (1981)
  • Cannes, (Assistant coach) (1983)
  • Nancy, (Head coach) (1984)
  • Monaco (Head coach) (1987-1994)
  • Grampus Eight, Japan (Head coach) (1995-1996)
  • Arsenal (Manager) (1996-present)


Honors:

  • Premiership League title – 1998; 2002; 2004 (Arsenal)
  • FA Cup – 1998; 2002; 2003 (Arsenal)
  • Super Cup – 1996 (Grampus Eight/Japan)
  • Emperor’s Cup – 1995 (Grampus Eight/Japan)
  • Manager of the year – 1988 (Monaco); 1995 (Grampus Eight/Japan)
  • French Cup – 1991 (Monaco)
  • French League title – 1979 (Strasbourg); 1988 (Monaco)

Quotes:

When somebody buys a ticket and spends £50, £60 or £70, it is not because he wants to be bored; it is because he wants to enjoy a football game. I feel we all have a responsibility to keep that going.

Wenger thinks that the EPL should be entertained with attractive displays (September 2005).

I have never allowed anyone to question my commitment to this club, in the good and in the bad times, that has not changed in my mind. I am contracted until 2011 and until 2011 I do not envisage to go anywhere else.

Wenger dismissing rumors of him leaving Arsenal for Manchester City

With Manchester United I am a bit cautious because sometimes I feel they get too much protection and sometimes they don’t get enough. Ronaldo is a specific example of that. Sometimes his arrogance is provocative – and his class as well.

Wenger talks about horror tackles, and the provoking Ronaldo (March 2009)


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