I live in Gloucestershire and still waiting for my yokel accent to develop
Wenger looks very scholarly there, as I remember him. I still have the Evening Standard edition somewhere of October 1st, 1996 I think it was - "ARSÈNE WHO?"
Arsenal was being ridiculed in the press at the time much like today, plenty of articles about Tony Adam's personal life splashed all over the tabloids. Anyway I was of the age where I was really excited by this new guy, no-one around me knew anything about Monaco or his background, plus he was only the third foreign manager since football began in 1992.
I remember others being sceptical because Chelsea had just got the legendary Ruud Gullit in and we had this bespectacled individual in a poorly fitting suit