It’s no doubt Arsene Wenger is to Arsenal what Sir Alex Ferguson us to Manchester United, given that he is one of the top managers to have worked in the Premier League. The Frenchman is also arguably the best manager to ever coach Arsenal by a lot of miles.
Wenger left French club AS Monaco to join the Gunners in 1996 where he spent the rest of his coaching career. He would then go down as the club’s most successful manager after spending years dedicating time and passion for his job to producing successes upon successes.
Wenger won the Premier League title for Arsenal in 1998 and repeated the feat four years later. And then in the 2003/04 season, he set a record by guiding his Arsenal side to winning another Premier League title, going the whole season unbeaten in the process.
He is unlucky not to have a Champions League winner’s medal having guided the Gunners to the final of the competition in 2006, losing the trophy to Spanish giants Barcelona.
In 2018, Wenger was only able to guide Arsenal to a sixth-position finish in the league but had to leave the club at the end of the season following different issues going on at the club during that period. Fans were protesting as a response to how the club was being mismanaged by the club’s board, and it was too much to bear for Wenger as he decided to part ways with the club he called home.
Despite sources within the club claiming that the 71-year-old was too disappointed at how his reign came to an end at the club, VinaiVenkatesham, Arsenal’s chief executive paid a visit to Wenger to tell him that he is more than always welcome whenever he wants to, as the club prepare to unveil a tribute in 2021.
However, Wenger is yet to utter a word about the meeting, neither has he hinted whether or not he would be visiting the Emirates anytime soon.