Arsene Wenger has successfully qualified for the Champions League for the last 17 years. This amazing statistic would be welcomed at most clubs given the difficulty of securing a top four spot in arguably the most competitive league in the world. Sadly, the one thing missing from Arsene Wenger’s CV would be a Champions League trophy. Despite featuring in the tournament 17 times, Arsene Wenger has only been to the competitions final once and semi-final three times.
Arsene Wenger is a clearly talented and astute footballing manager. His statistics and honours speak for themselves. Wenger can boast an impressive 58% winning percentage as a Premier League manager. He has won the Premier League title on three separate occasions, one of which the team went undefeated for an entire season. Wenger has also won the FA Cup and Community Shield five times. Wenger is no doubt a coach that is able to compete domestically but European competitions seem to be his kryptonite.
If Arsenal choose to hire a new manager, it would be quite a gamble. Qualifying for the Champions League is becoming tougher and tougher each year. In Arsene Wenger, Arsenal are very likely qualify for the competition every year as they have in the last 17. However, If Arsenal want to do more than qualify for the competition, is Arsene Wenger the man for the job?