On October 1st 1996 Arsène Wenger was unveiled as the new Arsenal FC manager. Over the next 18 years he would lead the club to glorious highs and a few lows borne from the very high standards he himself set. There was joy, there was misery, there was elation and anger but all along the way there was Wenger. He has transformed our beloved club in more ways than one and has sacrificed himself for the good of Arsenal FC, ironically showing humility and lack of ego whilst doing so for a man so infamously characterised as stubborn and arrogant.
Thank you for all of the memories Arsène. Here is a break down of our favourite 18 Wenger matches.
Arsenal vs Galatasary Match Preview - Champions League Group Stage - 1.10.14
It’s been a bit of a topsy turvy few weeks since our first Champions League outing and the defeat at Dortmund. We recovered from that loss, beating Villa with a very large Gunner stick, followed by a disappointing home defeat to Southampton in the Cup, and possibly an even more disappointing home draw against the Spuds.
Match Review: Arsenal 1 Sp*rs 1 - Premier League 27.09.14
The first North London Derby of the season ended in frustration, as Sp*rs stole a point from the Emirates. Arsenal were the dominant side and Sp*rs played in a manner that suggested they didn’t harbour any belief that they could win the game. But individual errors and an indifferent performance in the final third meant that what should have been a derby day win ended in a share of the points.