Arsene Wenger is currently the third most successful active manager in Europe based on trophies won, behind Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.

Wenger has won 12 trophies in total with Arsenal and Monaco. The Premier League three times, the FA Cup seven times, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France once each.

He also lifted the Community Shield seven times, as well as the Emperor’s Cup and J-League Super Cup in Asia, but they don’t go towards his total.

Mourinho is currently in first place, with 17 trophies in total. The Manchester United manager has won three Premier Leagues, one La Liga and two Serie A titles.

He also picked up the League Cup four times, the FA Cup once, as well as the Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey. Finally he’s lifted the Champions League twice, the Europa League and the UEFA Cup once each.

Guardiola is in second, as he lifted his 13th trophy at Wembley with a League Cup win over Arsenal. He won La Liga and the Bundesliga three times each, the Copa del Rey, DFB Pokal and the Champions League twice.

He’ll lift his 14th before long when Manchester City win the league.

Here is the top 11 (since 10th place was a tie):

12.  Luis Enrique

6 trophies

11. Jupp Heynckes

6 trophies

10. Rafael Benitez

7 trophies

9. Max Allegri

7 trophies

8. Marcello Lippi

7 trophies

7. Louis van Gaal

8 trophies

6. Fabio Capello

8 trophies

5. Laurent Blanc

10 trophies

4. Carlo Ancelotti

10 trophies

3. Arsene Wenger

12 trophies

2. Pep Guardiola

13 trophies

1. Jose Mourinho

17 trophies

To sit in the top five among four managers who have often taken charge of the biggest and richest clubs in the world is no mean feat. Comparative to any of the four above Wenger had a lot of restrictions after his initial success.

It’s almost time to bring an end to his Arsenal career now, but we shouldn’t forget what he achieved when he does so.