Arsène Wenger announced on April 20th, 2018, that he would leave his position as Arsenal manager at the conclusion of the current campaign.
After a 22-year tenure with Arsenal between 1996 and 2018, Arsene Wenger holds the record for the most Premier League games managed. Before joining Ligue 1 team AS Monaco, the Frenchman spent time managing teams in France at Strasbourg, Cannes, and Nancy.
Before relocating to Japan for an 18-month stay seven years later, he won the French League Championship in 1988. Wenger quickly adapted to life in England after joining Arsenal and led the team to their first Premier League championship in the 1997–98 season.
He repeated the feat in 2001–2002 before making history in 2003–04 as “The Invincibles” won the third Premier League championship by going undefeated the entire league season. The Frenchman was named Manager of the Year in 1998, 2002, and 2004.
He has also won seven FA Cups, the most of any manager. When Sir Alex Ferguson announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2012–13 Premier League season, Wenger became the league’s longest-serving manager. During the 2017–18 season, Wenger surpassed Ferguson’s record for most Premier League games managed.