Arsenal’s victory against Galatasaray last night gave Arsene Wenger the perfect way to celebrate 18-years in charge of the Gunners.
The Frenchman couldn’t have hoped for a better performance as his team responded brilliantly to defeat in Dortmund thanks to a hat-trick from £16 million signing Danny Welbeck.
Wenger ended a silverware drought last season as the side won the FA Cup and he’s shown a remarkable ability throughout the years to build various teams and develop a range of talent.
He made Thierry Henry one of the greatest players Arsenal have ever had, brought Dennis Bergkamp to the club and changed the way the team trained, played and approached the transfer market.
Perhaps his best achievement was keeping the side relatively competitive while the club adjusted financially to paying off debt accumulated through the building of the Emirates Stadium.
However, the 2003/2004 season when Arsenal went unbeaten is a feat that will perhaps never be achieved by another side.
Wenger was pictured at the end of that campaign holding up a t-shirt that mocked him when he said it was possible for the club not to lose a match over 38 games and his ‘invincible’ side will go down in history.
Arsenal are now well placed on all fronts, other than the League Cup, to win multiple pieces of silverware this season and with plenty of cash in the bank after the latest accounts were revealed, the boss could strengthen in the winter transfer window.
Here’s our view on his best ever eleven players from his time at the club.
Seaman, Lauren, Campbell, Adams, Cole, Pires, Vieira, Fabregas, Wright, Bergkamp, Henry