Arsène Wenger: The Monaco years

Arsene Wenger lifts the French Cup at Monaco

Our Emirates Cup meeting with Monaco will see Arsène Wenger in attendance as he watches two clubs he served with distinction go head-to-head.

He may have been recently honoured with a statue outside Emirates Stadium, but Arsène is also an iconic figure in Monaco's history having spent seven years in charge of the club between 1987 and 1994.

He won the Ligue 1 title in his first season, and established Monaco as one of the top three clubs in French football. They would also win a Coupe de France under his management, and reach the final of the 1992 European Cup Winners Cup final and the semi-finals of the 1994 Champions League.

Back in 2015, he was offered a homecoming of sorts when we drew the Principality club in the Champions League knockout stages, and the Frenchman reflected on his tenure as part of a two-part feature where he discussed his time at Les Rouge et Blanc.

We also spoke to his assistant manager at the time Jean Petit who shed some light on what Arsène was like in his early managerial career, and found out more about some of the club legends who played under them such as George Weah and Thierry Henry.

Watch both parts below:

Our Emirates Cup clash against Monaco on Wednesday, August 2 can be viewed on desktop, mobile devices or the app by buying a Match Pass for just £4.99 - but only if you purchase before the day of the game, when the price rises to £6.99.

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