Legend in the making! Arsenal boss sets impressive record in Napoli win

Arsenal manager Unai Emery may just be in his first season at the club, but he is already making his mark big time. The Spaniard saw his team overcome Napoli to reach the Europa League semi-final, with the win allowing him become Arsenal’s best manager after 50 games.

KIEV, UKRAINE - NOVEMBER 28:  Unai Emery the Arsenal Head Coach during the Press Conference at Oleksiy Butovsky Vorskla Stadium on November 28, 2018 in Poltava, Ukraine.  (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

The return leg of Arsenal’s Europa League quarter-final tie with Napoli was Emery’s 50th match in charge of Alex Iwobi and co.

And Alexandre Lacazette ensured the night ended on a good note for the coach and team as his free-kick was enough to earn a 1-0 win and wrap up a 3-0 aggregate success over Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

As a result, Emery set the record for having the most wins in the first 50 games as Arsenal manager as the Napoli result took him to 32 wins.

That puts Emery four wins clear of legendary Arsenal manager, George Allison, who won 28 matches from his first 50 games while another Arsenal icon, Herbert Chapman, won 27 matches as did George Graham.

At this point, you are wondering where on the list Emery’s predecessor, Arsene Wenger, falls. Well, the Frenchman, who left Arsenal after almost 22 years in charge, is now eighth on that record list with 23 wins from his first 50 games.

Emery’s overall record from his first 50 games reads 32 wins, seven draws and 11 losses, with 97 goals now scored by the Gunners under his guidance while 53 goals have been conceded during that period which has seen the club be in contention to finish in the top four of the Premier League and also reach the last four of the Europa League.

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The Gunners will face La Liga side, Valencia, for a place in the Europa League final holding in Baku, Azerbaijan.

They also occupy fourth spot on the Premire League table with 66 points, ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and one point behind third placed Tottenham Hotspur.

How impressed are you with Emery’s record at Arsenal so far?