After 21 years in English football you would think we’d know Arsene Wenger inside out. However Le Professeur is highly private about certain aspects of his life.
Here are the five more interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Arsenal manager:
Instead of watching games in his hometown of Strasbourg, France he was taken over the border to watch games in Germany. Arsene was big fan Borussia Monchengladbach as a kid.
Arsene Wenger is a big fan of Bob Marley:
‘Yes, I love his music and the man that he was,’ he said. ‘He was not ‘fabricated’. He was real. I love people who do not have conventional paths and who stand out because of their talent.’
Wenger didn’t make his professional debut as a player until the age of 29. Following his first appearance for RC Strasbourg he went on to play on a further 12 occasions.
He has an asteroid named after him. It was discovered on March 29, 1998 by Ian P. Griffin, who obviously is a Gooner and a big fan of Wenger. The asteroid is called 33179 Arsènewenger.
He wrote a book for the Japanese market 20 years ago. The title of the book translates as: ‘The Spirit of Conquest’. The tome ‘highlights his managerial philosophy, ideals and values, as well as his thoughts on Japanese football and the game as a whole.’