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The Wenger Years

Arsenal le Professor THE WENGER YEARS Key Dates Goes to school, plays football with Mutzig in French 3rd Division outfit, turns pro $ is generally 1974 1949 1981 U 1994 1998 2004, well-behaved Arsenal O 1978 1987 1996 2002 2012 1949 1974 1978 1981 Born Strasbourg, France, October 22. Graduates with a degree in economics from Strasbourg University. Makes professional debut for Strasbourg against Monaco. Obtains manager's diploma in Paris. Appointed Strasbourg youth team coach. 1987 Appointed Monaco coach and his career takes off. 1994 Monaco make it to semi-finals of Champions League. Wenger is awarded best manager accolade on record over previous six years. 1996 Wins the Super Cup and takes Grampus Eight to second place in Japan's J League. September 28 - Becomes manager of Arsenal. 1998 Wins Premiership with a club record 10 consecutive League wins. Arsenal equal Manchester United's record of two League and Cup doubles when they beat Newcastle 2-0 in the FA Cup final. 2002 Wins second League and Cup double. HIGH Key Fact 2005 2004 Arsenal win Premiership after going through the season unbeaten. This earns the team the title The Invincibles. May - Wins FA Cup with penalty Years shoot-out win over United. Without a Trophy 2012 Losing on penalties to Bradford City in the Capital 2006 Arsenal reach final of Champions League but lose 2-1 to Barcelona. 2005 FA cup: Wenger's last piece of silverware One Cup in December. LOW 2013 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn in the FA Cup in February. Longest-serving Arsenal managers Manager Dates Term Arsène Wenger October 1, 1996 - present day 16 years+ George Allison May 28, 1934 - May 31, 1947 13 years, 3 days Bertie Mee June 20, 1966 - May 4, 1976 9. years, 316 days Tom Whittaker June 2, 1947 - October 24, 1956 9. years, 144 days George Graham May 14, 1986 - February 21, 1995 8 years, 283 days 3 Biggest Mistakes 10/1 It's bad enough losing talent like Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and RVP to rival clubs, but replacing them with Olivier Giroud, Lucas Podolski and Marouane Chamakh won't win you any sympathy votes. 1 Sack Race Odds on Wenger biting the bullet before the end of the season with Letting Manuel Almunia play for the club 175 times between 2004 and 2011. The unreliable keeper veered from spectacular to shocking in a rollercoaster seven years with the Gunners. Keeping faith in mediocrity. Mikael Silvestre, Denilson, Nicklas Bendtner and Andre Santos are just a few names that spring to mind. Together they notched 338 very forgettable appearances for Wenger. Percentage Wenger's win percentage of 56.7 is up there with the best in the Premier League. He recently celebrated his 500th win as Gunners boss. Alex Ferguson's is about 59% while ex Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman had a win ratio of just under 50%.

The Wenger Years

shared by Mstol on Feb 21
The career of Arsene Wenger - "Le Professor" at Arsenal (and a bit before).


Rob Dore & Paul Mallon


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