Arsenal are second only to Manchester United in points since Arsene Wenger took over in 1996.

The creator of the table, @behnisch, was quick to point out that a total of 45 teams have been involved in the Premier League since Le Professeur joined, which doesn’t make for the easiest table to view, but if you click on the Twitter image, it’ll open to reveal all of them.

As you can see, so far, Arsenal have totaled 1499 points since Wenger became manager. The only club that’s managed more during the same period is Manchester United (1599) which, to be fair, isn’t much of a surprise.

Behind us are Chelsea with 1482, then Liverpool with 1327. Spurs are in fifth by quite a margin with 1137 points.

So, what does this table show? Consistency. For all the moaning we do about the seasons we finished in fourth place, we’ve managed to achieve that or better since Wenger arrived. There have been no disastrous seasons and we’ve made the Champions League every year.

That’s pretty rare and something that United, for all their points, haven’t managed.


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