Wenger breaks another Arsenal record

October 1st, 2009

Arsene Wenger has already written his name into the history books of Arsenal Football Club by becoming the most successful manager in their history. Today he also becomes the longest serving manager in the club’s history, overtaking George Allison’s long standing record.

Wenger frustrated by fans attitudes

Arsene Wenger

Upon being appointed Gunners boss back in 1996, the London Evening Standard famously ran the headline “Arsene Who?”. Fast forward thirteen years and you’d be hard pressed to find a Londoner who has not heard of Arsene Wenger.

The Frenchman has been a revelation in his time at the club, transforming their style of play from one which drew chants of “boring boring Arsenal”, to a flowing, attacking style admired the world over.

He has also enjoyed huge success in terms of silverware, collecting eleven trophies during his tenure, including three Premier League titles and four FA Cups.

At the time of Wenger’s appointment, foreign managers in England were a rarity and many – including Arsene himself – believed the move to be a gamble.

Speaking to the official club website, he said:

“When you work abroad it is never easy because, frankly, they do not need you.

“It is difficult to put into context today because now every foreign manager arrives on a red carpet. It was not like that when I arrived.

“When I think retrospectively, it was a gamble by the Board and that is the biggest surprise to me,

“At that time, to do what Arsenal did, you needed to be a little bit crazy. Crazy in the sense that I had no name, I was foreign, there was no history. They needed to be, maybe not crazy, but certainly brave.”

Thankfully for Wenger and the Arsenal board, the gamble has paid off in fine style, with the boss keen to thank all those who have stood behind him throughout the thirteen years.

He said:

“I believe I was lucky to find the support I found at Arsenal and that is always important for success.”

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4 Responses to “Wenger breaks another Arsenal record”

  1. Fabby Says:

    Congrate prof long and prosperity at arsenal with gud achievement.

  2. phemzy and murphy Says:

    pleaser arsen wenger want you to win this chiomgh lea\gue for us simply because we want to trow the trophe this season, but if you don’t win it for us we will quit asrenal for life that is the reason while we are lawging our our request .so try to buy an experience next transfer windom so never tell us that you not sure of self of buying an experience player for next transfer windom in this season.

  3. phemzy and murphy Says:

    so arsen wenger try buy those listing in next transfer windom,
    a talented striker name :obafemi martins or dida drogba or solomon kalou
    so try to buy those player

  4. Mae London Says:

    I still support Arsenal even with all the recent news They are the best soccer team in the world

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