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It's Arsene Wenger's 65th birthday today so here are 12 of his best photos

From the unbridled joy of winning his first domestic trophy to the despair of that long-running drought.

 1. Fresh-faced

Soccer - French - Premiere Division - Monaco Wenger as Monaco coach in 1991. He guided the club to a league title three years previously. Source: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

2. Cheerful

Soccer - Arsenal New Manager - Arsene Wenger - Highbury Stadium At his official unveiling as Arsenal manager in September 1996.

3. Successful

Arsenal Celebrates their cup double In his first full season in charge, the Frenchman oversaw a domestic double. The league title - Arsenal's first in seven years - came after an incredible battle with Manchester United. Source: PA Archive/Press Association Images

4. Astute

Soccer - Arsenal Press Conference - New signing In August 1999, Wenger signed Thierry Henry from Juventus for an estimated £11m. It would prove an absolute steal. Source: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

5. Tetchy

Spain Valencia v Arsenal Wenger Considered a calm and level-headed individual, Wenger does cut a frustrated figure occasionally. Here, during a Champions League clash with Valencia in 2001, he wrestles with a ball-boy at the Mestella Stadium as time runs out on Arsenal's journey in the tournament. Source: Tom Hevezi/PA Archive/Press Association Images

6. Relentless

Arsenal Celebrate the Double Same again as the Gunners rack up another double triumph in 2002 - the second such achievement in four years. Source: John Stillwell/PA Archive/Press Association Images

7. Intense

Arsenal v Manchester Utd Wenger's Arsenal enjoyed a heated rivalry with Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and the two managers seemed to have a genuine dislike for each other. Source: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive/Press Association Images

8. Builder

Arsenal The Emirates Stadium 2004 proved an incredible year for Wenger and Arsenal. Firstly, they were crowned league champions again after going through the entire season undefeated. Secondly, in October, Arsenal signed the biggest club sponsorship agreement in English football history with Emirates Airlines worth 100 million pounds. The deal would see the company own the naming rights to the club's new stadium.

9. Isolated

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Arsenal - Old Trafford In August 2009, Arsenal lost to Manchester United at Old Trafford and Wenger was sent to the stands by referee Mike Dean for kicking a water bottle on the touchline. It's fair to say the home fans enjoyed the experience. Source: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

10. Frustrated

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Arsenal v Chelsea - Emirates Stadium By early 2012, the club had failed to win a trophy for seven years. Wenger's position came under threat and he was a man under fire. Here he despairs as Arsenal lose to Chelsea at home. Source: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

11. Patient

Soccer - FA Cup - Final - Arsenal v Hull City - Wembley Stadium He finally got his hands on some silverware in May as Arsenal beat Hull to win the FA Cup - the 5th time Wenger won the tournament. Source: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

12. Competitive

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Chelsea v Arsenal - Stamford Bridge Wenger has had a long-running feud with Jose Mourinho and the pair memorably squared-up to each other on the touchline during a league clash earlier this month. Source: Nick Potts/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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