Arsene Wenger’s Greatest Achievement

I’ve got tired of seeing people claim that Arsène Wenger’s greatest achievement is keeping Arsenal in the top 4 during the (apparently) ‘difficult’ years since 2006, so I conducted a twitter poll to see how many thought – like me – that an unbeaten league season is a greater achievement. Here’s the result. To the…

All-Time League Performance Aggregated

My last post has generated lively debate on Twitter, as supporters of Arsene defend him against any suggestion he’s not achieved absolutely everything he should have achieved. (He built a stadium, you know. So did Herbert Chapman as it happens, and it didn’t stop him and his successors winning the League, but anyway…) If you…

Wenger v Chapman: Arsenal’s Best Eras Compared

It’s been a great achievement for Arsène Wenger to keep Arsenal in the top 4 every year for 20 years. Just saying that upfront so I’m not accused of ignoring it. I keep seeing the chart comparing Arsène’s 20 years of finishing positions with the previous 20 years, and naturally the Wenger years look better…

History of the Arsenal Programme – 1978-79 Season

By the start of the 1978-79 season it had been seven full years since any Arsenal silverware, but the Chairman’s mood in the first programme of the season, home to Leeds, was optimistic. Arsenal had been FA Cup finalists and League Cup semi-finalists and had finished fifth in Division One a couple of months earlier…