Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta makes history to go down as one of greatest Gunners bosses EVER
ARSENAL manager Mikel Arteta secured his 100TH win as Gunners manager over the weekend.
The Premier League leaders beat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage on Sunday to regain their five-point lead at the top of the table.
But it was more than just a victory for Arteta as he marked a century of victories since taking charge of the North London outfit in December 2019.
According to Arsenal’s official website, he has achieved the feat in just 168 matches with a win percentage of 59.52.
Remarkably, that means if he was to maintain this record until he departs he would go down as statistically the greatest manager Arsenal have ever had.
That is if you consider win percentage to be the most important metric – with just one FA Cup in the way of trophies so far.
Arteta’s win percentage sits narrowly above Arsene Wenger’s 57.98.
However, it is worth stating that Wenger’s record was over a mammoth 22-year stint consisting of 1235 matches.
Then after the legendary Frenchman comes Unai Emery – who was criticised for much of his reign before being replaced by Arteta.
Other names making the top nine include Thomas Mitchell, William Elcoat, Harry Bradshaw, Herbert
But it is Arteta who tops the charts for now.
And he will be hoping to build on that superb first three years at the Emirates by claiming the Premier League title in May.
Speaking about reaching 100 wins as Arsenal boss, Arteta said: “It’s great, we have to continue like that, I’m delighted to do that.
“Unfortunately, it’s not a title, so there’s still a lot to improve!
“But it is incredible and that means that we have a lot of people doing the right things at the club.
“In the team a lot of players contributing immensely and especially the support that we have, which in my opinion, has absolutely transformed this team with that energy, so I’m really happy.”