So then, 20 years of Arsene Wenger. That’s got to throw up some interesting facts and figures, right?
Correct. We’ve taken a look at some of the numbers behind Arsenal’s league position, with intriguing results.
Arsenal have topped the Premier League for just under 18% of their time with Wenger, and have spent just under three quarters (73%) of their time in the top four. Le Prof is a relentless Champions League-qualifying machine.
The Gunners have also spent less than 3% of their time with Wenger in the bottom half of the table, and thank goodness, given the reaction to a fourth-place finish these days. Arsenal spent only eight days in the bottom half during Wenger’s first 10 seasons in charge.
And lastly, the north London club didn’t spend a single day in the relegation zone under Wenger until almost 17 years into his reign, when a 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa on the opening day of the 2013/14 season put them 18th. Stay away from the relegation zone Arsene. You won’t like it down there.