February 8, 2023

In numbers, Arsene Wenger’s, many faces over illustrous 2 decades at Arsenal

September 22, 2016
  • Arsene Wenger is celebrating two decades in charge at Arsenal
  • During his reign he has led the club to 15 trophies including two doubles
  • He also oversaw change as they moved from Highbury to the Emirates
  • Wenger’s appearance has also changed over the last two 20 years 

While much has changed during the last two decades at Arsenal, one thing has stayed the same.

Arsene Wenger celebrates 20 years at the helm of the club on Thursday, having overseen the club’s transformation into a Premier League superpower, led them into a new stadium and installed a footballing philosophy the envy of clubs worldwide.

But, while plenty has changed, Wenger has been a constant, although his appearance has certainly evolved during the highs and lows of 20 years in charge.

Here, Sportsmail looks at the changing face of Wenger over the last 20 years.

In numbers, Arsene Wenger’s historic records at Arsenal

Different faces of Arsenal manager, Arsene wenger, from 1996 to 2016. PHOTO: getty images
Different faces of Arsenal manager, Arsene wenger, from 1996 to 2016. PHOTO: getty images

1996: Wenger arrived at Arsenal as an unknown in 1996 after leaving Grampus Eight

1997: His first full season in charge would ultimately lead to a league and cup double

1998: Wenger enjoyed his first Wembley win as his side beat Newcastle to win the FA Cup

1999: But 1999 was the year of Manchester United as the Red Devils won the treble

2000: Wenger is pictured watching his side beat Barnet in a pre-season friendly

2001: Pictured during a loss to Schalke, Wenger went on to win the double in 2001-02

2002: Arsenal won an FA Cup in 2002-03 as well as a Community Shield that season

2003: Wenger is pictured during one of his many battles with Sir Alex Ferguson

2004: His greatest triumph, as Arsenal went an entire season unbeaten to win the title

2005: But the crown was lost a year later, although the Gunners did win an FA Cup

2006: This year brought a first Champions League final but they lost it to Barcelona

2007: Wenger was now two years without a trophy – a run which would last until 2014

2008: Arsenal let the league title slip away late on before ultimately finishing third

2009: The Gunners finished fourth and lost FA Cup and Champions League semi-finals

2010: No trophies ever looked like being won, apart from the Barclays Fair Play Award

2011: Wenger made the European knockout stages once again but lost to Barca… again

2012: Wenger pictured during a Champions League group stage clash with Montpellier

2013: Arsenal were knocked out by Blackburn Rovers in the fifth round of the FA Cup

2014: Wenger broke a nine-year trophyless run with an FA Cup win at Wembley over Hull

2015: Like buses, another FA Cup success came in 2015 with a win over Aston Villa

2016: Arsenal finished second in the Premier League behind champions Leicester. The Gunners have started the new league season with three wins from their first five matches. Arsenal are fighting for trophies on four fronts as Wenger begins his 21st year in charge



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