Arsene Wenger turned 68 last week and we have a funny feeling we know what his present was.
The Arsenal manager saw his birthday on Saturday spoiled somewhat by his side failing to beat Middlesbrough at home in the Premier League, with the newly promoted side stubbornly holding out in a 0-0 draw.
But judging by his attire during this evening’s EFL Cup tie against Reading at the Emirates, one of Wenger’s nearest and dearest went out of their way to buy him a new jacket.
Happy Birthday Arsene Wenger. Hope someone's got him a coat with a decent zipper this year ? pic.twitter.com/0Q3fyHcOTZ
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) October 22, 2016
Famously, the Frenchman has worn a variation of a long, black zip-up coat during his two decades prowling the touchline as Gunners boss, and often struggled when it came to fastening it up.
But all of those issues appear to be in the past, as Wenger showed off his snazzy new red and grey number tonight – much to the delight of Arsenal fans:
Wenger got a new coat
— John Picklesimer (@Old_Yank) October 25, 2016
Loving Wenger's new coat. Snazzy ? #AFCvRFC
— Marissa AFC (@marissatom16) October 25, 2016
First League Cup shock at Arsenal – Arsene Wenger sporting a short, sporty coat – sans zip. Who said he's stuck in his ways?! #AFCvRFC
— Nick Callow (@strollernick) October 25, 2016
At least Wenger rotated
— Mike Oxlong (@TheCoatHanger1) October 25, 2016
Arsene Wenger got a new jacket for his birthday pic.twitter.com/0MsIVMWR66
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) October 25, 2016
@itvfootball hopefully he can manage to use the zip ?
— Jake Davies (@Jakebeey) October 25, 2016
@itvfootball with pockets!
— steven hollinshead (@s_hollinshead) October 25, 2016
. @itvfootball is it Velcro fastening ?
— Joël aka Matip (@uchafuRED) October 25, 2016
— abiodun temitope (@odundec) October 25, 2016
Well done, Arsene! Personally, we think the purchase was long overdue!