Arsène Wenger, OBE, ( born 22 October 1949) is a French football manager who is in charge of EnglishPremier League side Arsenal. He is the club's longest-serving manager and, having led Arsenal to 11 trophies since 1996, Arsenal's most successful manager in terms of major titles won. Football pundits give Wenger credit for his contribution to the revolutionising of football in England in the late 1990s through the introduction of changes in the training and diet of players.In August 1996, Arsenal dismissed manager Bruce Rioch. Although bookmakers made former Barcelona player and manager Johan Cruyff the favourite to take over, Arsenal appointed Wenger on 30 September 1996. He officially assumed the position the following day. Wenger was a close friend of club vice-chairman David Dein, whom he first met during a match between Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers in 1988. Although previously touted as a technical director of The Football Association, Wenger was a relative unknown in English football; the Evening Standard greeted his appointment with the headline "Arsène Who?".A month before formally taking charge of the team, Wenger advised the club to sign French midfielders Patrick Vieira and Rémi Garde.His first match was a 2–0 away victory over Blackburn Rovers on 12 October 1996, but he did suggest "one or two changes" to caretaker manager and later assistant Pat Rice in team's defeat to Borussia Mönchengladbach, in the UEFA Cup on 25 September 1996. Arsenal finished third in Wenger's first season and missed out on Champions League qualification (occupied by Newcastle United, in second) bygoal difference – the tiebreaker used to determine the difference between the number of goals both clubs scored and conceded.
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.The team made up a 12-point deficit on league leaders Manchester United in the final few weeks of the season. Arsenal's success was built on an already stalwart defence, assembled by former manager George Graham and consisted of Tony Adams, Steve Bould, Nigel Winterburn, Lee Dixon and Martin Keown. The defenders contributed to a run of eight consecutive clean sheets between January and March 1998. Wenger regarded striker Dennis Bergkamp as the "catalyst" for the team's good form towards the end of the season. New signings, Petit as a partner for Vieira, winger Marc Overmars and striker Nicolas Anelka also profited from the manager's attack-minded principles.
But nowadays, it seems Wenger is only interested in making money for the club. For the past 3 - 4 years, Arsenal has not gotten a goog signing. Arsenal lost Edin Hazard to chelsea due to low pricing as well as shinji kagawa to manchester united. This year rumours had it that Carvani, Napoli striker was moving to Arsenal during the January transfer window but the offer arsenal tabled was meagre. This 2013 - 2014 season will be tough because Guardiola is going to munich, Mourinho is coming to chelsea with falcao therefore Arsenal needs to sign at least 3 hot players ; a striker like carvani, a midfielder and a defender otherwise no trophy and no UCL qualification for us.