Arsene Wenger’s has decided to step down as coach of Arsenal after 22 years. His tenure at the club was indeed an astonishing one. Wenger lead Arsenal to many titles and made them one if Europe’s most respected clubs.
We look at 10 most memorable moments in Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal career.
10 Best Moments Of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal Career
1. Unveiled as Arsenal Manager
On 22 September 1996, Wenger was unveiled as Arsenal football club’s manager.
Wenger officially assumed the role on 1 October 1996.
2. Winning the double in 1998
In 1998, Arsene Wenger’s became the seventh English team to win the League and FA Cup in the same season. Arsenal managed to edge out Manchester United in the Premier league and beat Newcastle in the cup final.
3. Winning the double again in 2002
Yes, Arsene Wenger won the Premier League double twice. Former striker, Sylvain Wiltord scored the winning goal against Manchester United to secure the club’s 12th Premier League trophy. Arsenal also beat Chelsea 2–0 in the 2002 FA Cup Final. This team was Wenger’s most potent team. They scored in every single league fixture and were unbeaten away from home that season.
4. Knocking out AC Milan in San Siro
In the 2007/2008 Champions League, Arsenal shocked the world by eliminating defending champions AC Milan at San Siro. This was definitely one of Arsene Wenger’s best moments in Arsenal. In the first leg, they held AC Milan to a 0-0 draw. Then in the second leg, they overcame AC Milan with 2 goals to nil, with goals coming from Cesc Fabregas and Emmanuel Adebayor.
5. Defeating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu
Another great moment in his career was just when Arsenal became the first English team to win Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. A spectacular goal from Thierry Henry two minutes after halftime was enough to secure a famous victory in Madrid. Arsenal went on to qualify 15 days later after playing a 0-0 draw.
6. The move to Emirates Stadium
In the summer of 2006, Wenger successfully ensured Arsenal’s relocation from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium. Wenger stated that for the team compete financially with the best teams in England and Europe; they would need something more modern.
7. Winning the FA Cup seven times
Arsenal Wenger became the only coach in Premier League history to win the FA Cup seven times. He won the FA Cup in the 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03,
2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, and 2016–17 seasons.
8. Reaching the Champions League final in 2006.
Arsenal reached the Champions League final for the first time. Arsenal also became the first club from London to do so. They defeated Real Madrid, Juventus, and Villareal en route to the final.
9. The 2004 invincibles
Who could forget the 2004 invincibles lead by Arsene Wenger?
Wenger led his team to Premier League triumph without a single defeat. They started the league with a 2-1 win at home to Everton and went on to win 25 more matches, drawing 12. This is one of Arsene Wenger’s most remarkable moment as a coach.
10. His sending off
On the 20th of April, 2018, Arsene Wenger announced that he would resign as Arsenal manager at the end of the season.
During his final home game in May against Burnley, he was given an unforgettable sending off by his players and fans.
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