A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Nik Brumsack if I would like to contribute to the “A Game of Two Halves” feature in the Arsenal Magazine. I was informed that John Cross of the Daily Mirror had first dibs and had chosen Arsene Wenger. That left me to choose between George Graham and Herbert Chapman.

I was lucky enough to have witnessed first hand the effect that Graham had on the team of the mid-1980s. However, I felt that Chapman was the greater of the two for a number of reasons.

Below are mine and John’s articles. I’ll leave you to decide who comes out on top. Click on each image to make them a readable size.

John Cross on Arsene Wenger

John Cross on Arsene Wenger

Andy Kelly on Herbert Chapman

Andy Kelly on Herbert Chapman

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8 thoughts on “Who is Arsenal’s Greatest Manager

  1. Michealosullivan on 29 February 2016 at 7:22 pm said:

    Terry nell bright back the good times

  2. Ken George on 29 February 2016 at 12:01 pm said:

    Surely Pat Rice who was undefeated in the Premier league !

  3. Ken George on 29 February 2016 at 11:24 am said:

    Surely Pat Rice who had an undefeated record in the Premier league !

  4. Handbrain on 28 February 2016 at 11:08 pm said:

    I can see that wenger just don’t want to move forward wenger but oil he won FA , he but Sanchez won another FA. cup again when u failed for ten years , that means people can place on you any more wenger let so many people go home with poor results . I believe people don’t manage to lose , they manage to win something is wrong somewhere.

  5. Gooner89 on 28 February 2016 at 8:41 pm said:

    Herbert Chapman
    George Graham
    Wenger from 98 to 04
    Current Wenger has to go after the latest debacle today. Hands up who’s looking forward to next Saturday? Thought not

  6. Bashir on 28 February 2016 at 8:01 pm said:

    Wenger is the main problem of the team,because he can’t right his mistake example Ramsey the most mistaker player of the team he hasn’t any confidence also he can’t make the feature thing and wneger he isn’t change wh? Joel Campbel is the best player he has ability to attack and defend he can’t tired and he running all the sides of the stadium but wenger can’t beliefe that guy, remeber Campbell he creates new season when they suffers alexis and welback, he was the most influence of the team but Wenger he cant believe the ability of Campbell WHY?Wenger ditrubts

  7. Sean Williams on 28 February 2016 at 7:48 pm said:

    Not Wenger any more. He has let this club down. Not buying some top players last summer showed him to be a deluded man. He seems to have his head up his own a***.

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