The Arsenal manager has never disowned his seven years with AS Monaco (1987-1994). French Champions in his very first season in the Principality in 1987-1988, winner of the Coupe de France in 1991, finalist in that same competition in 1989 and 1992 (when the final was not played owing to the Furiani drama, ed.), finalist in the Cup Winners Cup in 1992, semi-finalist in the UEFA Champions League in 1994, Arsène Wenger has helped write some of the greatest pages in the history of AS Monaco. From 1988 to 1992, he made the Red & Whites a fixture on the Division 1 podium .
After a spell in Japan with Nagoya Grampus 8, he was appointed manager of the Gunners in 1996, becoming the first non-British manager to win the Premier League in 1998. Two more English league titles followed, along with five FA Cups and two appearances in European finals (in the UEFA Cup final against Galatasaray in 2000 and the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona in 2006, ed.).Under his leadership, Arsenal have never gone a year without European competition and have qualified for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League fifteen consecutive times (and the run is still going, ed.). With Arsène Wenger, the London club has also seen the start of some major changes with the move to the new Emirates Stadium in 2006. Also under his stewardship, seven former AS Monaco players have appeared in an Arsenal shirt.
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