This report emerged barely three days after an away defeat to Arch-rival, Chelsea FC. Wenger, 69, and wife, Annie Brosterhous, 59 have concluded the process of their separation and are legally seperated.
According to the UK Mirror, both party have shared their assets and moved on. The union produced an 18 year old daughter.
However, there have been speculations to their separation as the UK Mirror reported that both party have not been seen in public together since 2013, and widely believed that Wenger’s managerial post at the emirates is the main reason behind their divorce. Wenger was said to be more interested in his job than his immediate family.
The two have been legally separated since June of this year, court papers known as a “séparé du corps” in French filed in Wenger’s hometown of Strasbourg, France, revealed. However, Wenger and Annie got married in 2010 after 20 years of courtship.
A source close to Wenger said: “They have divided up their assets and agreed a financial package to separate. They decided this was the best course of action to take.”
The manager once said in 2008 that he came close to quitting football after making a promise to his wife.
He said: “Ten years ago I said to my wife [Annie], ‘Five more years and that’s all’, and I am still here. 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.
“That is where this job is more damaging. You do not always give them the quality they deserve when you are at home because you are thinking of the next game.”
He once said that his wife supports him whenever the team is playing: “My wife likes watching football, she watches all the games of Arsenal at home. She is not a fanatic but she likes watching sports. No, she does not have much choice.”
When contacted by the UK Mirror, a spokesman for Arsenal said: “He is an employee and we do not talk about emloyees’ personal issues.”