April 20, 2018 / 11:26 AM / 3 months ago

Factbox: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

(Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the Premier League club.

FILE PHOTO: Britain Soccer Football - Arsenal v Chelsea - FA Cup Final - Wembley Stadium - 27/5/17 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger celebrates with the trophy after winning the FA Cup final Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith/File Photo/Files

Here are some key facts about Wenger:

EARLY LIFE

*Born on Oct. 22, 1949 in Strasbourg, Alsace, France to Alphonse and Louise Wenger.

*He began his playing career in 1969 with French third division club Mutzig.

*He went on to play for Mulhouse, ASPV Strasbourg and RC Strasbourg Alsace before obtaining a manager’s diploma in Paris in 1981.

MANAGERIAL CAREER

*He took charge of French club Nancy in 1984 before earning a move to AS Monaco three years later.

*He won the French Ligue 1 in 1988 with Monaco and later moved to Japan’s Nagoya Grampus Eight in 1994 for an 18-month stint.

*Arsenal appointed Wenger as manager in Sept. 1996 and the Frenchman led them to a third-placed finish in his Premier League season.

*Wenger won his first league title with Arsenal in 1997-98 season before repeating the feat once again in 2001-02.

*Wenger’s Arsenal went unbeaten throughout the entire league campaign on the way to sealing a third Premier League crown.

*Arsenal amassed an impressive 90 points from 38 matches and his side was dubbed ‘the Invincibles’.

*Arsenal’s most successful campaign in Europe came in 2005-06 when they finished runners-up to Barcelona in the Champions League.

*He added a record seven FA Cups triumphs to his collection, winning the last one at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.

LIST OF MANAGERIAL HONOURS

AS Monaco (France)

Ligue 1: 1987-88

Coupe de France: 1990-91

Nagoya Grampus Eight (Japan)

Emperor’s Cup: 1995

J-League Super Cup: 1996

Arsenal (England)

Premier League: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04

FA Cup: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17

FA Community Shield: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017

MAJOR INDIVIDUAL HONOURS

Premier League Manager of the Season: 1998, 2002, 2004

France’s Football Manager of the Year: 2008

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Jon Boyle

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