After managing Arsenal for nineteen years it is easy to see how the club has become his life – as he eats, drinks and sleeps football, 24 hours a day. This has obviously taken a toll on his personal life and the Frenchman has now agreed a legal seperation from his wife Annie. The papers have been issued in Strasbourg, France.
They have been together for many many years, but were only married in 2010 and they have a daughter of 18 years old. Strangely enough it was in 2010 that Wenger was reported to have had a two-year affair with the French singer Sonia Tatar.
Le Prof admitted back in 2008 that his relationship was being affected by his job. The “separe du corps” that has been signed is not a full divorce but a legal separation.
“Ten years ago I said to my wife [Annie], ‘Five more years and that’s all’, and I am still here,” Wenger was quoted as saying in the Independent. “It is difficult to find time to see them but there are jobs [which are worse]. You have guys who leave for work on Monday and come back on Friday.
“In my job I travel, but the problem is not so much the quantity of time you spend with your family, it is the quality.”
We all know that Wenger is at the centre of everything that happens at Arsenal (or this summer, what doesn’t happen!) so you can see why he may not have much time to return to Strasbourg. So it is little surprise that Annie feels that the marriage is over.She has been a footballing widow for years….