Comparing Mikel Arteta’s first 50 PL games with Emery & Wenger’s last 50

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Mikel Arteta has now taken charge of 50 Premier League games with Arsenal – but how does he compare with his predecessors? 

While Arteta won the FA Cup and the Community Shield in his first few months in charge, he has been heavily criticised for their poor league form.

We’ve compared Arteta’s first 50 Premier League games with Arsene Wenger’s and Unai Emery’s last 50 Premier League games.

Mikel Arteta

Games: 50
Won: 21
Drawn: 12
Lost: 17

Goals for: 72
Goals against: 56
Clean sheets: 15

Points: 75
Points per game: 1.5

Win rate: 42%
Loss rate: 34%

Goals per game: 1.44
Goals conceded per game: 1.12

READ: The six Arsenal players let go by Mikel Arteta and how they’ve fared since

Unai Emery

Games: 50
Won: 25
Drawn: 13
Lost: 12

Goals for: 91
Goals against: 68
Clean sheets: 10

Points: 88
Points per game: 1.76

Win rate: 50%
Loss rate: 24%

Goals per game: 1.82
Goals conceded per game: 1.36

READ: The five kids handed Arsenal debuts by Unai Emery & how they’ve fared since

Arsene Wenger

Games: 50
Won: 27
Drawn: 7
Lost: 16

Goals for: 96
Goals against: 64
Clean sheets: 18

Points: 88
Points per game: 1.76

Win rate: 54%
Loss rate: 32%

Goals per game: 1.92
Goals conceded per game: 1.28

As the stats show, Arteta has the lowest win percentage while Wenger is the only manager to win more than half of the 50 league games.

Emery and Wenger both recorded the exact same number of points in their final 50 league games but Arteta has the lowest points per game tally.

Arteta’s Arsenal have also struggled for goals, but he has improved them defensively and they only concede 1.12 goals per game under him in the Premier League.


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