2.Arsenal worst defeat was during Wenger reign as manager

2011 will go down in history as one of the worst years in both Arsene Wenger coaching career and also Arsenal recent history. It all started with a 2-1 defeat against relegation-threatened Birmingham City in League Cup final in February that year. Arsenal had gone for six years without a single title. A Carling Cup final against a struggling bottom side was a perfect opportunity for the Gunners to bounce back. This was not to be the case, Obafemi Martins goal in 89th minute stole the trophy for City.

In August the same year, Arsenal visit to Old Trafford became catastrophic after losing 8-2 against a merciless Manchester United side. The demolition remains one of the lowest moments for Arsene Wenger during the 22-year reign at the club.

1.Wenger was once a heavy smoker

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has faced serious problems with players specifically when it comes to smoking cigarettes. Jack Wilshere and keeper Wojciech Szczesny (currently at Juventus) were fined for smoking a few years ago. The interesting thing is that Wenger himself grew up smoking.

“I grew up in a pub,” Wenger said.

“You could not see to the window because of the smoke and I spent my youth selling cigarettes” he revealed.

“I have grown up in a period when I had to accomplish military service. At the end of the month, we got paid by cigarettes. It incited us to smoke. When I was a young boy I grew up surrounded by smokers and I smoked myself when I became a young coach.

“The other day on French television they showed me on the bench smoking a cigarette. I didn’t even think it was me.”

We wish Arsene Wenger all the best in future.

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