It was a different time back then, not least because Wenger used to be able to smoke on the bench!
The above footage, via 888sport's Twitter account, shows the current Arsenal manager having a puff during a game.
Back in 2008, Wenger told the Arsenal website he was against smoking but admitted he had dabbled with cigarettes in the past.
Smoking has both a physical and moral impact [on a player].
But there is smoking and then there is smoking. You did get players who'd smoke 40 cigarettes a day but now it is much less.
When I was a player, nobody would ever tell you that you should not smoke. We were driving home in coaches where you had to open the windows in winter to see each other.
I never smoked a lot and never when I played. But when I became a young coach I had an assistant who smoked and, at 3am in the morning when you have lost a big game, I might have one.
Wenger won a title and a French Cup during his spell at Monaco and also worked with former England internationals Mark Hateley and Glenn Hoddle.