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].
2. Goals scored has increased
That’s right. Even without the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal now score an average of 2.88 goals per game compared to Wenger’s first decade in charge, where they scored 1.81.