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Arsenal Managers History List? Are you looking for a list of all Arsenal Managers in the club’s history? We have compiled a list with all the managers that have been employed by Arsenal during the club’s entire history. Here you will find all Arsenal managers in the past since 1893.

Arsenal managers of all time – full history list!

Arsenal Football Club is an English professional club based in Islington, London. The club was formed in Woolwich in 1886 as Dial Square before it was shortly renamed to Royal Arsenal, and then Woolwich Arsenal in 1893.

They became the first southern member to be admitted into the football league in 1893, having spent their first four seasons solely participating in cup tournaments and friendlies. In 1914, the club proceeded to shift their home base to Highbury and decided to simply call themselves Arsenal.

They finished the 1915 season, fifth in the Second Division but was able to rejoin the First Division at the expense of their rivals, Tottenham Hotspur when football resumed after the First World War. Since that time, they have not fallen below the first tier of the English football system and hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the top flight.

Arsenal have employed 19 permanent and 7 caretaker managers since 1897. Stewart Houston managed the club in two separate spells as caretaker, while two Arsenal managers, Herbert Chapman and Tom Whittaker died on the job.

Arsenal managers past and present - Herbert Chapman - 403 games as manager

Arsenal managers past and present

Arsenal manager before Wenger? Who was manager before Arsene Wenger? Arsenal Manager 1983? Here is the list of all the managers Arsenal have had over the years. Lets take a look at Arsenal managers past and present:

Name Nationality From To M W D L GF GA Win %
Unai Emery  Spain 23 May 2018 Present 37 23 6 8 74 46 62.16
Arsène Wenger  France 1 October 1996 13 May 2018 1,235 707 280 248 2,156 1,147 57.25
Pat Rice caretaker  Northern Ireland 13 September 1996 30 September 1996 4 3 0 1 10 4 75.00
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 12 August 1996 13 September 1996 6 2 2 2 11 10 33.33
Bruce Rioch  Scotland 15 June 1995 12 August 1996 47 22 15 10 67 37 46.81
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 21 February 1995 15 June 1995 19 7 3 9 29 25 36.84
George Graham  Scotland 14 May 1986 21 February 1995 460 225 133 102 711 403 48.91
Steve Burtenshaw caretaker  England 23 March 1986 14 May 1986 11 3 2 6 7 15 27.27
Don Howe caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 16 December 1983 22 March 1986 117 54 32 31 187 142 46.15
Terry Neill  Northern Ireland 9 July 1976 16 December 1983 416 187 117 112 601 446 44.95
Bertie Mee caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 20 June 1966 4 May 1976 539 241 148 150 739 542 44.71
Billy Wright  England 1 May 1962 13 June 1966 182 70 43 69 336 330 38.46
George Swindin  England 21 June 1958 1 May 1962 186 76 43 67 336 330 40.86
Jack Crayston caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 24 October 1956 19 May 1958 81 34 17 30 148 151 41.98
Tom Whittaker  England 2 June 1947 24 October 1956 430 203 106 121 802 568 47.21
George Allison  England 28 May 1934 31 May 1947 279 129 74 76 534 327 46.24
Joe Shaw caretaker  England 6 January 1934 28 May 1934 23 14 3 6 44 29 60.87
Herbert Chapman  England 11 June 1925 6 January 1934 411 204 97 110 879 616 49.64
Leslie Knighton  England 25 May 1919 16 May 1925 286 105 63 118 367 401 36.71
James McEwen caretaker  England 19 April 1915 24 May 1919 2 1 0 1 7 3 50.00
George Morrell  Scotland 10 February 1908 13 April 1915 309 113 74 122 392 428 36.57
Phil Kelso  Scotland 1 May 1904 9 February 1908 152 63 31 58 225 229 41.45
Harry Bradshaw  England 30 June 1899 30 April 1904 235 118 44 73 403 237 50.21
Arthur Kennedy caretaker  England 21 February 1899 29 April 1899 15 8 3 4 31 17 53.33
William Elcoat  England 11 April 1898 16 February 1899 44 21 6 17 86 67 47.73
Unknown caretaker 11 March 1898 April 1898 9 6 2 1 21 8 66.67
Thomas Mitchell  Scotland 30 March 1897 10 March 1898 45 23 8 14 106 79 51.11
  • M = matches played; W = matches won; D = matches drawn; L = matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Win % = percentage of total matches won

Arsenal’s Most Successful Manager

The most successful person to manage Arsenal is obviously Arsene Wenger. During his 22-year reign at North London, he won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cup and seven Community Shields between 1996 and 2018.

The Frenchman is the club’s longest-serving manager surpassing George Allison’s record of 13 years in October 2009.

Arsenal managers with most honours

Arsenal managers with most honours? Which Arsenal manager has the best honours in history ?

Arsenal manager with most honours
Arsène Wenger Premier League champions: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04
FA Cup winners: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17
Charity/Community Shield winners: 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017
George Graham First Division champions: 1988–89, 1990–91
FA Cup winners: 1992–93
Football League Cup winners: 1986–87, 1992–93
Charity Shield winners: 1991 (shared)
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup winners: 1993–94
Terry Neill FA Cup winners: 1978–79
Bertie Mee caretaker, then permanent appointment First Division champions: 1970–71
FA Cup winners: 1970–71
Inter-Cities Fairs Cup winners: 1969–70
Tom Whittaker First Division champions: 1947–48, 1952–53
FA Cup winners: 1949–50
Charity Shield winners: 1948, 1953
George Allison First Division champions: 1934–35, 1937–38
FA Cup winners: 1935–36
Charity Shield winners: 1934, 1938
Joe Shaw caretaker First Division champions: 1933–34
Herbert Chapman First Division champions: 1930–31, 1932–33
FA Cup winners: 1929–30
Charity Shield winners: 1930, 1931, 1933

Arsenal managers win percentage

Arsenal managers win percentage? Which Arsenal manager has the best win percentage in history?

Pat Rice is the Arsenal manager with the best win percentage in history. Although he was only manager during a short period and was manager during four games.

If we only look at manager with +50 games then Arsene Wenger is the manager with best win percentage in history. His has been manager during 1 235 games with a win percenage of 57,25%.

Name Nationality From To M W D L GF GA Win %
Pat Rice caretaker  Northern Ireland 13 September 1996 30 September 1996 4 3 0 1 10 4 75.00
Unknown caretaker 11 March 1898 April 1898 9 6 2 1 21 8 66.67
Unai Emery  Spain 23 May 2018 Present 37 23 6 8 74 46 62.16
Joe Shaw caretaker  England 6 January 1934 28 May 1934 23 14 3 6 44 29 60.87
Arsène Wenger  France 1 October 1996 13 May 2018 1,235 707 280 248 2,156 1,147 57.25
Arthur Kennedy caretaker  England 21 February 1899 29 April 1899 15 8 3 4 31 17 53.33
Thomas Mitchell  Scotland 30 March 1897 10 March 1898 45 23 8 14 106 79 51.11
Harry Bradshaw  England 30 June 1899 30 April 1904 235 118 44 73 403 237 50.21
James McEwen caretaker  England 19 April 1915 24 May 1919 2 1 0 1 7 3 50.00
Herbert Chapman  England 11 June 1925 6 January 1934 411 204 97 110 879 616 49.64
George Graham  Scotland 14 May 1986 21 February 1995 460 225 133 102 711 403 48.91
William Elcoat  England 11 April 1898 16 February 1899 44 21 6 17 86 67 47.73
Tom Whittaker  England 2 June 1947 24 October 1956 430 203 106 121 802 568 47.21
Bruce Rioch  Scotland 15 June 1995 12 August 1996 47 22 15 10 67 37 46.81
George Allison  England 28 May 1934 31 May 1947 279 129 74 76 534 327 46.24
Don Howe caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 16 December 1983 22 March 1986 117 54 32 31 187 142 46.15
Terry Neill  Northern Ireland 9 July 1976 16 December 1983 416 187 117 112 601 446 44.95
Bertie Mee caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 20 June 1966 4 May 1976 539 241 148 150 739 542 44.71
Jack Crayston caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 24 October 1956 19 May 1958 81 34 17 30 148 151 41.98
Phil Kelso  Scotland 1 May 1904 9 February 1908 152 63 31 58 225 229 41.45
George Swindin  England 21 June 1958 1 May 1962 186 76 43 67 336 330 40.86
Billy Wright  England 1 May 1962 13 June 1966 182 70 43 69 336 330 38.46
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 21 February 1995 15 June 1995 19 7 3 9 29 25 36.84
Leslie Knighton  England 25 May 1919 16 May 1925 286 105 63 118 367 401 36.71
George Morrell  Scotland 10 February 1908 13 April 1915 309 113 74 122 392 428 36.57
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 12 August 1996 13 September 1996 6 2 2 2 11 10 33.33
Steve Burtenshaw caretaker  England 23 March 1986 14 May 1986 11 3 2 6 7 15 27.27

Arsenal managers of all time - Terry Neill

Arsenal managers with most matches played

Arsenal managers with most matches played? Which Arsenal manager has played most matches in history? Arsene Wenger is the manager with most matches. He has been Arsenal Manager during 1 235 matches during his managerial period 1996-10-01–2018-05-13.

Name Nationality From To M W D L GF GA Win %
Arsène Wenger  France 1 October 1996 13 May 2018 1,235 707 280 248 2,156 1,147 57.25
Bertie Mee caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 20 June 1966 4 May 1976 539 241 148 150 739 542 44.71
George Graham  Scotland 14 May 1986 21 February 1995 460 225 133 102 711 403 48.91
Tom Whittaker  England 2 June 1947 24 October 1956 430 203 106 121 802 568 47.21
Terry Neill  Northern Ireland 9 July 1976 16 December 1983 416 187 117 112 601 446 44.95
Herbert Chapman  England 11 June 1925 6 January 1934 411 204 97 110 879 616 49.64
George Morrell  Scotland 10 February 1908 13 April 1915 309 113 74 122 392 428 36.57
Leslie Knighton  England 25 May 1919 16 May 1925 286 105 63 118 367 401 36.71
George Allison  England 28 May 1934 31 May 1947 279 129 74 76 534 327 46.24
Harry Bradshaw  England 30 June 1899 30 April 1904 235 118 44 73 403 237 50.21
George Swindin  England 21 June 1958 1 May 1962 186 76 43 67 336 330 40.86
Billy Wright  England 1 May 1962 13 June 1966 182 70 43 69 336 330 38.46
Phil Kelso  Scotland 1 May 1904 9 February 1908 152 63 31 58 225 229 41.45
Don Howe caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 16 December 1983 22 March 1986 117 54 32 31 187 142 46.15
Jack Crayston caretaker, then permanent appointment  England 24 October 1956 19 May 1958 81 34 17 30 148 151 41.98
Bruce Rioch  Scotland 15 June 1995 12 August 1996 47 22 15 10 67 37 46.81
Thomas Mitchell  Scotland 30 March 1897 10 March 1898 45 23 8 14 106 79 51.11
William Elcoat  England 11 April 1898 16 February 1899 44 21 6 17 86 67 47.73
Unai Emery  Spain 23 May 2018 Present 37 23 6 8 74 46 62.16
Joe Shaw caretaker  England 6 January 1934 28 May 1934 23 14 3 6 44 29 60.87
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 21 February 1995 15 June 1995 19 7 3 9 29 25 36.84
Arthur Kennedy caretaker  England 21 February 1899 29 April 1899 15 8 3 4 31 17 53.33
Steve Burtenshaw caretaker  England 23 March 1986 14 May 1986 11 3 2 6 7 15 27.27
Unknown caretaker 11 March 1898 April 1898 9 6 2 1 21 8 66.67
Stewart Houston caretaker  Scotland 12 August 1996 13 September 1996 6 2 2 2 11 10 33.33
Pat Rice caretaker  Northern Ireland 13 September 1996 30 September 1996 4 3 0 1 10 4 75.00
James McEwen caretaker  England 19 April 1915 24 May 1919 2 1 0 1 7 3 50.00

Arsenal current manager – Unai Emery

Arsenal current manager - Unai Emery

Unai Emery is Arsenal’s current Manager. Emery took charge of the Gunners in 2018 shortly after Arsene Wenger bid goodbye to the Emirates. The Spaniard started his managerial career with Lorca Deportiva, the club he last played for as a professional footballer.

He suffered a critical knee injury at the time which ultimately ended his playing career. The club’s president offered him the managerial position and he immediately saw the club through a promotion to the second division for the first time in the club’s history.

Emery later moved on to Almeria and helped them overachieve as well. He turned Valencia into a solid title challenging side in the La Liga during his 4 years with the side.

He spent a short stint at Spartak Moscow before being recalled back to Spain in what became his most successful period as a manager. Emery went on to win the UEFA Europa League three years in a row with the Red and Whites.

Paris Saint-Germain came calling in 2016 and the 47-year-old agreed to leave Sevilla for the Ligue 1 giants. He could never settle into the star culture at the Parc des Princes and was eventually fired from the job after seeing the team through a league title and four Cup trophies. He maintained his highest win percentage of over 76% during his time with PSG.

Now Emery has stationed himself at North London, having already brought in six players that he likes and is chasing a top-four finish in his debut season.

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