Comparing Arteta’s record at Arsenal to Mourinho’s record at Tottenham

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While Tottenham appointed serial winner Jose Mourinho in 2019, Arsenal gave former player Mikel Arteta his first senior managerial role. 

Mourinho has enjoyed a promising first year in north London while Arteta has won the FA Cup and Community Shield, earning plenty of plaudits in the process. 

We’ve taken a closer look at their stats in all competitions to see which manager has done the most impressive job so far.

Mikel Arteta

Games: 35
Won: 20
Drawn: 8
Lost: 7

Goals for: 56
Goals against: 32
Clean sheets: 14

Points per game: 1.94
Win rate: 57.1%
Loss rate: 20%

Goals per game: 1.6
Goals against per game: 0.91

READ: What 11 ex-players and pundits have said about Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal

Jose Mourinho

Games: 43
Won: 21
Drawn: 11
Lost: 11

Goals for: 81
Goals against: 55
Clean sheets: 7

Points per game: 1.72
Win rate: 48.8%
Loss rate: 25.6%

Goals per game: 1.8
Goals against per game: 1.27

These stats don’t take into account the quality of the opposition or a number of other factors, but Arteta averages more points per game and has a better win rate.

Despite being perceived as a defensive manager, Mourinho’s side actually average more goals per game than Arteta’s side.

But the Spaniard has helped fix Arsenal’s leaky defence and they concede less than a goal a game since he took charge in December 2019.

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