“My priority is to do well here. If I am free one day why not, but at the moment my focus is on my job,” Wenger said when asked about the possibility at his press conference for his side’s trip to Burnley on Sunday.

Instead of buying ready-made stars, Wenger searched for young talents he could buy cheaply and then develop into top-class players.

The 2016 Icelandair ad, named "Go Iceland!", represent Albert Guðmundsson signs for Arsenal in 1946.[136]

Arsenal defender drafted in ahead of World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday

However, he never established himself as a regular and had loan stints at Wolves, Charlton and Fulham before leaving for Barnsley in 2014, where he was released after just four months.

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The former Middlesbrough boss has refused to confirm so far whether he wants the position full-time after his temporary contract runs out next month.

England's interim manager pleased with victory over Malta but knows the Three Lions can improve

When asked if he might not find it difficult to play under Wenger after all the battles between the two north London clubs over the years, he added: “No, I wouldn’t find it strange. I’m a football fan more than anything.

Arsenal Tula won promotion back to the Russian Premier League and have three points from two matches.

Spartak did not receive any disciplinary action, while the player was given a two-game suspension.

Age: 20 Club: Tottenham England U21 caps: 2 England caps: 13 Alli’s meteoric rise from League One to a key role at Tottenham left little time to play for the U21s and his immediate impact in friendlies against France and Germany made him a key player for Roy Hodgson at Euro 2016.

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Hereford miss out as seven-goal clash sees Salisbury reach First Round Qualifying

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The farm club Arsenal-2 Tula participates in the third tier of professional Russian soccer, Russian Professional Football League, beginning with the 2014–15 season. Another team was called Arsenal-2 and competed professionally from 1998 to 2002, it last competed as Dynamo Tula.

“There are Arsenal players in the England camp, it doesn’t mean that I don’t speak to them.

Ian Wright, Sol Campbell and William Gallas sit down with Arsene Wenger to discuss his 20 years at the club

When reminiscing a couple of years ago about his first game in charge of Arsenal, one detail stood out to Wenger. On the bus home after a 2-0 win at Blackburn, his players were craving chocolate.

Newcastle United stopper reflects on his well-protected England Under-21s debut against Kazakhstan

There have been eighteen permanent and five caretaker managers of Arsenal since the appointment of the club's first professional manager, Thomas Mitchell in 1897.[165] The club's longest-serving manager, in terms of both length of tenure and number of games overseen, is Arsène Wenger, who was appointed in 1996.[166][167] Wenger is also Arsenal's only manager from outside the United Kingdom.[167] Two Arsenal managers have died in the job – Herbert Chapman and Tom Whittaker.[168]

One of his red cards came for he made an offensive gesture towards Spartak Moscow supporters after he believed he had been the victim of racist abuse.

Dutch international renews terms with Arsenal Ladies as the 2016 season draws to a close

Thierry Henry is the club's top goalscorer with 228 goals in all competitions between 1999 and 2012,[151] having surpassed Ian Wright's total of 185 in October 2005.[152] Wright's record had stood since September 1997, when he overtook the longstanding total of 178 goals set by winger Cliff Bastin in 1939.[153] Henry also holds the club record for goals scored in the League, with 175,[151] a record that had been held by Bastin until February 2006.[154]

David O'Leary holds the record for Arsenal appearances, having played 722 first-team matches between 1975 and 1993. Fellow centre half and former captain Tony Adams comes second, having played 669 times. The record for a goalkeeper is held by David Seaman, with 564 appearances.[150]


Josh Benson is the next youngster to be featured as we find out more about Arsenal's academy in their own words

"Diet won't change anything if you don't have great players and I still ate fish and chips every week for the last six years under Arsene Wenger," Adams said in a 2011 interview. "Every Friday on Putney Bridge I went and got battered cod and a chip sandwich and sat there looking at the river."

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Age: 21 Club: Manchester City England U21 caps: 8 England caps: 27 The first of his generation to be thrust on to the international stage on a regular basis, Sterling made his debut at just 17 years of age and was England’s brightest spark in their rare moments of promise at the 2014 World Cup. Since then he has struggled to live up to his potential for the Three Lions.

Had international caps for their respective countries. Players whose name is listed in bold represented their countries while playing for Arsenal.

Goals by Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli hand Gareth Southgate a debut win as England's interim manager

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Paul Williams' Young Lions make it two from two with victory against Germany in Huddersfield

With the international break now upon us, one Arsenal supporter reflects on recent results

Southgate was put in charge of the senior team’s next four games following the shock departure of Allardyce last week.

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Arsenal's strategy has changed a bit of late, with the big-money signings of proven players like Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Granit Xhaka and Shkodran Mustafi. But the recent capture of 20-year-old Rob Holding for £2m from Bolton shows Wenger's search for young talents is far from over.

Wenger relied on science rather than tradition when it came to getting his players into the best physical shape possible.

Vieira was then little more than a promising 20-year-old who was coming off an unsuccessful stint at AC Milan, which was reflected by his £3.5 million price tag. He went on, of course, to be one of the pillars of Wenger's title-winning teams and is widely regarded as one of the best central midfielders of his generation.