Arsene Wenger: Arsenal manager returns to where he made his name at Monaco - in pictures

Wenger made his name at Monaco before arriving at Arsenal in 1996

Arsene Wenger will return to his former stamping ground tonight as his Arsenal side look to upset the odds and overturn a 3-1 deficit to Monaco in the Champions League last-16.

Wenger dominated the build-up to the first leg at the Emirates given that it was the first time he had faced the club that he managed between 1987 and 1994 in a competitive fixture.

However, the romance of the reunion was quickly soured by the three goals the Gunners conceded in an all-too-familiar European collapse, and the defeat now leaves them with a mountain to climb to reach the quarter-finals.

The build-up to the second leg has focused more around how Arsenal can go about scoring the three goals they need to progress in the tournament against a side who conceded just once in their six group games, despite the encounter seeing Wenger return to the club where he made a name for himself.

Click on the gallery below to see Wenger's time at Monaco.

 

The 64-year-old Frenchman enjoyed success at Monaco, winning the Ligue 1 title in 1987-88 and following it up with the Coupe de France success in 1990-91, and the club are preparing a warm reception for Wenger when he walks out at the Stade Louis II.

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