Legendary Arsenal boss Arsène Wenger has been inducted into the Premier League’s hall of fame.
He becomes one of only two managers to have this honor, together with Sir Alex Ferguson. Wenger managed Arsenal from 1996-2018, before announcing retirement after 22 years in charge at the North London club.
Nicknamed Le Professeur, Arsène Wenger won three league titles at Arsenal, in 97-98, 01/02, and the most impressive, the Invincibles season in 03/04. He became the first manager to lead a team to a league title without losing a game since throughout the whole season since 1888, with Arsenal’s record being 26-12-0, in the 03/04 season.
He also led Arsenal to seven FA Cup trophies, along with seven Community shields.
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Only thing missing was the Champions League trophy, the closest he got was in 2006, where Arsenal lost 2-1 to Barcelona in a final full of controversy and debatable referee decisions.
His fantastic transfer strategy directly translated to Arsenal’s dominance over the years, with him signing young players and making them superstars, eg. Thierry Henry, Nicolas Anelka, Cesc Fabregas…the list goes on and on.
Manager of the Year award got into his hands three times during his Arsenal tenure, and he is widely considered as one of the best managers to ever grace the beautiful game.
In his time at Arsenal, he managed 1,235 games, winning 707 of them, finishing on 57.2% win ratio.
Arsène Wenger completely changed the image of Arsenal Football Club and implanted the values that will last forever. All Arsenal fans will be grateful to him forever and the only thing we can all say is: MERCI, LE PROFESSEUR.