Arsenals unbeaten run continued on Thursday night despite not scoring against Sporting Lisbon at Emirates stadium. The Gunners are through to the last 32 in UEFA Europa League. The progress was obviously overshadowed by Danny Welbeck horrible ankle injury. Unai Emery is doing a good job since taking over from Arsene Wenger. Today, we want to measure his win rate against legendary managers who took charge of more than 15 games in the history of the club.
5. Herbert Chapman- 49.64% (1925-1934)
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 6, 2016
Arsenal legendary manager Herbert Chapman managed the club for nine years between 1925 and 1934. The Englishman guided the Gunners to 2 First Division crowns (now Premier League) and 1 FA Cup during his reign.
— Arsenal History (@AFCHistory) January 10, 2017
He had a 49.64% win percentage. Today, he has a statue erected in his honor outside Emirates Stadium.
4. Harry Bradshaw- 50.21% (1899–1904)
— Highbury Librarian (@N5Librarian) September 17, 2017
Harry Bradshaw took over the coaching job at Arsenal when they were playing in the second division under the name ‘Woolwich Arsenal’. He is the man who helped them get promoted to the first division in his final season with them in 1903/04 season. He left the club at the end of that season to take over at Fulham. He had a 50.21% win percentage.
3. Arsene Wenger- 57.25% (1996-2018)
— ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) October 22, 2016
Arsene Wenger took over from Bruce Rioch in 1996 and he held on to the job until 2018. The Frenchman was unknown when he arrived but he decided to let his football do the talking. He introducing a short passing style of football and revolutionized the English game. He managed 1,235 matches in 22 years. He won 707 of them, drew 280 and lost 248 which represent 57.25% win percentage.
Arsenal players throw Arsene Wenger in the air as they celebrate victory. pic.twitter.com/5U4AfAbn3A
— Arsène's Son (@hughwizzy) May 17, 2014
In his tenure, the soft-spoken tactical genius helped the Gunners lift 3 Premier League titles, 7 FA Cups and 7 FA Community Shields. The only disappointment is his failure to lift a European trophy. He came close in 2006 when he lost to Barcelona in the final. He will be remembered in particular for guiding Arsenal to a League title without losing a single game all season.