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24 Cracking Photos Of Arsene Wenger’s First Year In Charge Of Arsenal

By Chris Wright

On the eve of his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal (against Chelsea next weekend), we thought we’d have a little look at how Arsene Wenger faired in his very first year at Highbury having joined the club in the summer of 1996, single-handedly dragging hiccuping oafs like Tony Adams and Paul Merson out of the middle ages and kick-starting a revolution in English football culture, micro-management and professionalism in the process…

(Photos: PA/AP/EMPICS)

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By Chris on March 19th, 2014 in Arsenal, Featured, Newsnow, Photos, Retro. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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9 Responses to “24 Cracking Photos Of Arsene Wenger’s First Year In Charge Of Arsenal”

  1. Harry Catknapp says:

    Grimandi,Upson,Manninger,Boa Morte…..no idea who the guy is bottom left,must be a gooner on here who knows?.

  2. Per says:

    Lucky he didn’t drown in one of those suits.

  3. cj herrera says:

    “This is not my beautiful house…This is not my beautiful wife!”

  4. ClayPuppington says:

    I remember Arsenal signing a player from the German fifth division very early on with a vaguely latin sounding name that escapes me. In fact, I think he might have been double barrelled. Alberto? Hrm…

    Match magazine called it a tribute to his scouting prowess at the time.

    Never mind.. is it him?

  5. Gooneriano says:

    That is the one and only Alberto Mendez bottom left…..

  6. Jarren says:

    Those specs would make Harry Potter blush. Horrendous!

    Bravo Arsene pour votre jeu.

  7. Goonerbeall says:

    Woh ho, those were days when Arsenal lineup was brilliant.
    Maybe, Martinez should be signed as our new manager. We need
    a reviving.

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