Arsene Wenger has been a dominant football figure in England since 1996, and has patrolled the Arsenal touchline with many different looks.
The early days saw him model Harry Potter-like spectacles and sharp suits on a constant basis, which saw him given the nickname ‘The Professor’.
His look has since moved on to an oversized coat that seems to resemble a large caterpillar, with pockets deep enough to store his list of transfer targets in this summer.
But here we have discovered a Wenger look that perhaps nobody has ever seen before. French magazine L’Equipe’s cover story features Wenger as a young child, which is difficult to comprehend for younger supporters who have only ever known him as the Arsenal manager who is seemingly immortal.
But here the trademark side parting in the young Frenchman’s hair reveals Wenger did in fact exist before becoming Arsenal manager. Hard to believe I know!
It has been something of a whirlwind journey for Wenger since that photo, with three Premier League titles to his name, one of which saw him put together arguably the finest Premier League side of all time in the form of the 2003/04 invincibles.
He has struggled somewhat since, but the £42.5 million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid on deadline day may well lead to Wenger showing us the smile he wore as a child on more of a consistent basis.
I for one hope he brings back the bow tie as well.
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