Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has shown been branded a 'sex symbol' by shocked fans after a picture of his ripped physique emerged.
Wenger has been out of work since leaving the Gunners in 2018 after an astonishing 22-year spell in charge. He led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his reign, during which the Gunners mostly remained in the top four.
He has been unable to return to management since then, despite being linked to several jobs around the world. The Frenchman is now a pundit for Qatar-based beIN Sports and also holds the title of Chief of Global Football Development at FIFA.
But it also appears that the 72-year-old also spends plenty of time in the gym, if a picture from 2019 is anything to go by. Wenger had been on a beach in Dubai taking in some sun amid rumours he was set to be appointed by Bayern Munich in the wake of Niko Kovac's sacking.
Rather than show any signs of stress about the potential of getting that job, Wenger was totally relaxed. And wearing some skimpy swimming trunks, fans were able to get a full look at his stunning ripped physique.
His abs were incredibly toned as he posed for pictures before then playing football on the beach. Wenger was happy to stand on the sand for photos with several people wearing just his blue trunks.
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The remerged picture sent fans into a frenzy three years after the image was taken. Many have now branded Wenger as a 'sex symbol' though it is unknown if the legendary boss still has his ripped abs.
"Have to say, Arsene Wenger becoming an undeniable sex symbol is not how I envisaged his retirement going," one tweeted. Another said: "Absolute machine. Good to see he's finally got his coat undone."
"If struggling to get out of a coat gives you abs like that, wrap me up in a parka," added a third. "Strong Sexy Beast walking on the beaches," said a fourth, with a fifth tweeting: "72 years old and still in better shape than the most of us."
"Wishing I can be in this shape come June," replied another. A seventh agreed: "72 with abs like that? Are you kidding me?!" One fan even asked: "Have they cast the new bond yet?"
Wenger will likely be on duty in the beIN Sports studio at some point this week for the remaining legs of the Champions League quarter-finals. Chelsea require an astonishing comeback to overturn their 3-1 aggregate deficit to Real Madrid on Tuesday, while Villarreal will be hoping to hold onto their surprise one-goal advantage over Bayern Munich.
The Frenchman was one of the analysts for Liverpool's dominant win over Benfica in the first-leg of their tie, with the return fixture at Anfield taking place on Wednesday. At the same time as that clash, Manchester City will be looking to add to their 1-0 aggregate lead over Atletico Madrid.