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WATCH: A look back on Arsene Wenger's 22 years at Arsenal

The Frenchman announced on Friday that he will leave Arsenal at the end of the 2017/18 season

Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to the league-and-cup double in 1997/98, his first full season in charge of the club. Reuters
Arsene Wenger guided Arsenal to the league-and-cup double in 1997/98, his first full season in charge of the club. Reuters

With Friday's bombshell news that Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years in charge still being digested, we take a look back on his career in the Premier League.

Arsenal said that a successor to replace the 68-year-old Frenchman, who has won three Premier Leagues, an unprecedented seven FA Cups as well as guided the club to their only Uefa Champions League final in 2006, where they lost to Barcelona, will begin "as soon as possible".

Wenger's position has come under intense scrutiny over the past 18 months due to repeated failings in the Premier League and the Uefa Champions League.

Richard Jolly analyses the main contenders to replace Wenger, who is widely regarded as having revolutionised not only the fortunes of Arsenal but football in England since arriving at Highbury as a then-unheralded manager, who had been in charge at Monaco and Japanese side Nagoya Grampus Eight, in August 1996, changing attitudes on everything from players' diets, the recruitment of high-class foreign players as well as embracing sports science.


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Wenger's honours with Arsenal:

Premier League:

Winners (3) - 1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04

Runners-up (6) - 1998/99, 1999/00, 2000/01, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2015/16

FA Cup:

Winners (7) - 1997/98, 2001/02, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2016/17

Runners-up (1) - 2000/01

League Cup:

Runners-up (3) - 2006/07, 2010/11, 2017/18

Champions League:

Runners-up (1) - 2005/06

Uefa Cup:

Runners-up (1) - 1999/00

Community Shield:

Winners (6) - 1998/99, 1999/2000, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2014/15, 2015/16

Runners-up (2) - 2003/04, 2005/06

Premier League Manager of the Season (3) - 1997/98, 2001/02, 2003/04

League Managers' Association Manager of the Year (2) - 2001/02, 2003/04

BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year (2) - 2002, 2004

Premier League Manager of the Month (15)

Wenger's Arsenal reign in numbers

1,228 - games at the helm, ahead of Sunday's Premier League fixture against West Ham United.
704 - wins to date as Arsenal manager.
3 - Premier League title wins, the last during an unbeaten Invincibles campaign of 2003/04.
1,549 - goals scored in Premier League matches by Wenger's teams.
10 - major trophies won.
473 - Premier League victories.
7 - FA Cup triumphs, with three of those having come the last four seasons.
151 - Premier League losses.
21 - full seasons in charge.
49 - games unbeaten in the Premier League from May 2003 to October 2004.