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#Wenger20 – The Statistics

Arsène Wenger has been Arsenal manager for 20 years, let’s break down those statistics, courtesy of Opta and L’Équipe.

Wenger has 1129 competitive matches under his belt as the Arsenal boss, had the winning feeling 647 times, been forced to accept 263 draws and suffered 219 losses.

He has celebrated 2086 goals scored by his sides and bemoaned the concession of 1097 goals in his team’s own net.

Arsenal have never finished below 4th place in the Premier League under Arsène Wenger:

1st – 3 times

2nd – 6 times

3rd – 5 times

4th – 6 times

In the Premier League, Arsène has managed 758 matches, 52 games behind Sir Alex Ferguson’s record 810 matches managed in the English top flight.

Wenger’s win percentage in the Premier League, 57.8%, is inferior to Ferguson’s 65.2% win rate.

Of the managers who were active in the Premier League upon Wenger’s arrival in 1996, only Martin O’Neill, then manager of Leicester City and current Irish national team boss, is still active in the game in such a capacity.

Wenger has won 15 titles with Arsenal, making him the most successful manager in the club’s illustrious and long history.

In the first 10 years, Wenger won 11 titles – 3 league titles, 4 English cups, 4 community shields.

In his second 10 years, Wenger won 4 titles – 2 English cups, 2 community shields.


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