April 20 (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the Premier League club.
Here are some key facts about Wenger:
*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.
*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.
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
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
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