Arsene Wenger's Arsenal reign in numbers: Premier League's longest serving manager
Arsene Wenger has announced that he will leave Arsenal after more than 21 years of service this summer. Here are some key stats about the legendary manager.
Most wins in Arsenal history
Arsene Wenger: 704
Bertie Mee: 241
George Graham: 225
Herbert Chapman: 204
Wenger became the Premier League's longest serving manager when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012-13 season. Wenger will finish his Premier League career with Arsenal the weekend of May 13, after 21 years and seven months.
Longest-serving managers in Premier League history
Arsene Wenger, Arsenal, 21 years (October1996-May 2018)
Sir Alex Ferguson, Man United, 20 years (August 1992-May 2013)
David Moyes, Everton, 11 years (March 2002-May 2013)
Harry Redknapp, West Ham, 6 years (August 1994-May 2001)
Wenger is also Arsenal's most decorated manager. During his 21-year tenure, Arsenal won 17 trophies, more than the next two Arsenal managers combined.
Most trophies won -- Arsenal managerial history
Arsene Wenger: 17 in 21 years
George Graham: 7 in 9
Herbert Chapman: 6 in 9
Tom Whittaker: 5 in 9
George Allison: 5 in 13
A Premier League Legend
Wenger has managed more Premier League games than any other manager: 823. He will finish his Arsenal career with 828 matches.
Wenger in the Premier League
Games: 823. Rank: 1st
Wins: 473. Rank: 2nd*
Points: 1,618. Rank: 2nd*
Titles: 3. Rank: Tied-8th
*Only behind Sir Alex Ferguson
What led to Wenger's exit?
Arsenal is 6th in the Premier League with fewer than 1 pct. chances to finish in a Champions League spot according to FiveThirtyEight.com's SPI. It would be the the second straight season that The Gunners finish outside the Top 4, something that did not happen in any of Wenger's first 20 seasons with the club.
Arsenal finishes in the Premier League under Wenger
1st place: 3
3rd place: 5
4th place: 6
Outside Top Four: 1*
*Currently in sixth place with five games remaining
However, Arsenal are currently in the UEFA Europa Leagues semifinals (vs Atlético Madrid) and will gain a spot in the Champions League next season if they win the title.
Chances of winning the UEFA Europa League 2017-18*
Atletico Madrid: 40%
RB Salzburg: 17%
*According to FiveThirtyEight.com's SPI
In the 2003-04 season, Arsenal accomplished an unbeaten Premier League season, winning 26 games and drawing 12.
The only other team in top flight English soccer history to accomplish it: 1888-89 Preston North End in 22 games (18 wins/4 draws).
In this Invincibles team, Arsenal had:
- Six players in the PFA Team of the Year, including three of the four defenders
- The PFA Players' Player of the Year: Thierry Henry
- The Golden Boot Winner: Thierry Henry - who scored 30 goals
In numbers (via PA Sport)
1996 - the year when a then-unheralded Wenger, who had been in charge at Monaco and Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight, took over at Highbury.
1228 - games at the helm, ahead of Sunday's Premier League fixture against West Ham.
704 - wins to date as Arsenal boss.
3 - Premier League title wins, the last during an unbeaten Invincibles campaign of 2003/2004.
1549 - goals scored in Premier League matches by Wenger's teams.
10 - major trophies won.
473 - Premier League victories.
7 - FA Cup triumphs, with three of those having come the last four seasons.
151 - Premier League losses.
21 - full seasons in charge.
49 - games unbeaten in the Premier League from May 2003 to October 2004.