With Arsene Wenger signing a new two-year deal with Arsenal, it can be pretty satisfying to look back at his statistics from his 21-year (and counting) reign.

While many like to regurgitate the same stats about not winning the Premier League for 13 years and getting beaten by Jose Mourinho at (almost) every opportunity, they forget the other amazing and often surprising things that Wenger has accomplished while in charge of Arsenal.

For example, the fact that he’s the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup – a competition the Frenchman is often accused of disrespecting.

Or that he managed to lead a team unbeaten in the league in order to win the title.

Here are nine surprising facts that you may or may not already know about Wenger [via the Mirror].


1. Wenger’s win percentage hasn’t changed

At least, not by a lot. Back in 1996/97 – 2005/06, when the boss was seen as his most successful, his win ratio was 57.6%.

From 2006/07 – present day, which is widely seen as Le Professeur’s ‘unsuccessful’ period, his win ratio has been 57.5%.

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 27: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal lifts the FA Cup Trophy after The Emirates FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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