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Arsenal Managers

Below is a list of every person (plus “The Committee”) who has acted as manager  at Arsenal, including all the temporary managers, some of whom have been ignored in all other reports.

Every manager now has his own page with links to other articles about him, and his achievements.

Below is a list of links to the managers in chronological order, and then after that various charts showing all our managers in terms of their games managed, and successes.

The links on each manager take you to articles about him, but unfortunately these links are not yet complete.  But we’re doing our best!

If you find broken links, or any other problems please do report them to Tony.Attwood@aisa.org

So, first off, the list of managers and the links to articles and series, where so far undertaken.

Here first is the list, with the links.  Below are four tables showing details of the manager and his achievements.

Second, the tables.   The four tables below are

  • Managers in date order
  • Managers in percentage win order
  • Managers in number of games order
  • Managers in win percentage order excluding those who managed Arsenal for under 100 games

Throughout “Top 4” means (fairly obviously) finishes in the top four of the top division.  Arsenal have also achieved four top four finishes in division 2 which are indicated with an asterisk * in the first table only.

Table of managers in date order

Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
The Committee August 1983 May 1897 118 44.92
Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49
Arthur Kennedy 21 Feb 1899 August 1899 11 45.45
Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79  3*
Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908[ 152 41.45
George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27  1*
Punch McEwen April 1915 April 1919 2 50.00
Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33
Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League1 FA Cup
Joe Shaw January 1934 May 1934 23 60.87 1 1 League
George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League 1 FA Cup
Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
Jack Crayston October 1956 May 1958 77 42.86
George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup
1 Fairs C.
Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
Don Howe Dec 1983 March 1986[ 117 46.15
Steve Burtenshaw March 1986 May 1986 11 27.27
George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWCup
Stewart Houston Feb 1995 June 1995 19 36.84
Bruce Rioch June 1995 August 1996 47 46.81
Stewart Houston August 1996 Sep 1996 6 33.33
Pat Rice Sep 1996 Sep1996 4 75.00
Arsène Wenger October 1996 1176 57.57 19 3 League
7 FA Cup

Table of managers in win percentage order

Pos. Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
1 Pat Rice Sep 1996 Sep1996 4 75.00
2 Joe Shaw January 1934 May 1934 23 60.87 1 1 League
3 Arsène Wenger October 1996 1176 57.57 19 3 League
7 FA Cup
4 Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
5 William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49
6 Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79 3*
7 James Punch McEwen April 1915 April 1919 2 50.00
8 Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League
1 FA Cup
9 George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWCup
10 Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
11 Bruce Rioch June 1995 August 1996 47 46.81
12 George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
13 Don Howe Dec 1983 March 1986[ 117 46.15
14 Arthur Kennedy 21 Feb 1899 August 1899 11 45.45
15 Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
16 The Committee August 1983 May 1897 118 44.92
17 Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup
1 Fairs C.
18 Jack Crayston October 1956 May 1958 77 42.86
19 Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908[ 152 41.45
20 George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
21 Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
22 Stewart Houston Feb 1995 June 1995 19 36.84
23 George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27  1*
24 Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33
25 Stewart Houston August 1996 Sep 1996 6 33.33
26 Steve Burtenshaw March 1986 May 1986 11 27.27

 

Table of managers by number of games

Pos. Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
1 Arsène Wenger October 1996 1176 57.57 19 3 League
7 FA Cup
2 Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup
1 Fairs C.
3 George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWCup
4 Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
5 Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
6 Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League
1 FA Cup
7 George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27 1*
8 George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
9 Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33
10 Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79 3*
11 Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
12 George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
13 Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908 152 41.45
14 The Committee August 1893 May 1897 118 44.92
15 Don Howe Dec 1983 March 1986[ 117 46.15
16 Jack Crayston October 1956 May 1958 77 42.86
17 Bruce Rioch June 1995 August 1996 47 46.81
18 William Elcoat April 1898 20 Feb 1899 43 53.49
19 Thomas Mitchell March 1897 March 1898 26 53.85
20 Joe Shaw January 1934 May 1934 23 60.87 1 1 League
21 Stewart Houston Feb 1995 June 1995 19 36.84
22 Arthur Kennedy 21 Feb 1899 August 1899 11 45.45
23 Steve Burtenshaw March 1986 May 1986 11 27.27
24 Stewart Houston August 1996 Sep 1996 6 33.33
25 Pat Rice Sep 1996 Sep1996 4 75.00
26 James Punch McEwen April 1915 April 1919 2 50.00

Table of managers in win percentage order excluding those who managed Arsenal for under 100 games

Pos. Name From To P Win% Top 4 Honours
1. Arsène Wenger October 1996 1176 57.57 19 3 League
7 FA Cup
2. Harry Bradshaw August 1899 May 1904 189 50.79 3*
3. Herbert Chapman June 1925 Jan 1934 403 49.88 4 2 League
1 FA Cup
4 George Graham May 1986 Feb 1995 460 48.91 6 2 League
1 FA Cup
2 Lg Cup
1 CWC
5. Tom Whittaker June 1947 October  1956 429 47.09 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
6 George Allison May 1934 May 1947 279 46.24 3 2 League
1 FA Cup
7 Don Howe Dec 1983 Mar  1986 117 46.15
8 Terry Neill July 1976 Dec 1983 416 44.95 2 1 FA Cup
9 The Committee August 1893 May 1897 118 44.92
10 Bertie Mee June 1966 May 1976 539 44.71 3 1 League
1 FA Cup1 Fairs C.
10 Phil Kelso July 1904 Feb 1908 152 41.45
11 George Swindin June 1958 1 May 1962 179 39.11 1
12 Billy Wright May 1962 June 1966 182 38.46
13 George Morrell Feb  1908 April 1915 292 35.27 1*
14 Leslie Knighton April 1919 May 1925 268 34.33

The * indicates that the top 4 finishes were in the second division.