ARSENE WENGER, French football manager and former player, has managed Arsenal since 1996, and has become the club's longest-serving and most successful manager. Wenger has contributed to the revolution of football in England, introducing several changes in training and the diet of players. Under his tenure, Arsenal have completed two League and FA Cup doubles, spent the 2003/04 League season undefeated, and reached the Champions League final in 2006. Season 2013/14 culminated in an FA Cup win, despite doubts over Wenger's contract being renewed.
In 2014, `Le Professeur' oversaw his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal, and was rewarded with a new three-year contract as manager. In Arsene Wenger: Fifty Defining Fixtures, journalist Layth Yousif takes a look at the great man's career as manager, and tracks those games that have defined one of the most successful managers of all time.
Layth Yousif is an Arsenal fan, cricket lover and freelance journalist. He writes for The Gooner, Arsenal's primary fanzine, Islington Gazette, Evening Standard, Sunday People, World Soccer, 4-4-2, When Saturday Comes, IBWM, Sabotage Times and Inside Left. He lives in Hitchin.