The Wenger era at Arsenal has finally come to a close after 22 seasons. Wenger's reign might have petered out with a sixth place finish in the league, but the Arsenal manager still won 10 major trophies for his club. Wenger won three league titles and several FA Cups (a record number for a manager) for Arsenal, and he almost won the Champions League in one season. He is one of only two managers to do the league and FA Cup double twice, and his greatest team went a record 49 league games unbeaten.

Arsenal wrapped up Wenger's reign at the Emirates with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. In that match, Arsenal played with an attacking penance comparable to Wenger's title-winning sides. It was one of many great Arsenal victories during his reign, and these are 10 of the Gunners' most notable triumphs of the Wenger era.

Real Madrid 0 – Arsenal 1: Champions League Second Round

Arsenal seldom hit the heights in the Champions League under Wenger as they routinely crashed out of that cup in the second round and quarterfinals. However, the Gunners 2006 Champions League campaign, during which they marched to the European Cup final, was one notable exception. During that campaign, they went up against a Real Madrid team that included Beckham, Zidane and Ronaldo in the second round.

Few teams beat Real Madrid at the Bernabéu during a season, but Arsenal pulled off a stunning win in Spain that got them through to the quarterfinals. Arsenal had the better of the first half, but missed chances to score. However, Henry put Arsenal ahead at the beginning of the second half when he ran with the ball from the center circle into Madrid's penalty box to put the ball in the back of the net. The match ended 1-0, which was a crucial Arsenal victory as the teams drew 0-0 in the second leg.

Arsenal 4 – Everton 0

This was Arsenal's final home game of Wenger's first title-winning season. Arsenal needed a win against Everton to beat Man Utd to the Premier League title. With the Gunners in fine form and Everton flirting with relegation going into the match, the outcome of the game was a foregone conclusion. Arsenal rolled over Everton as expected.

Arsenal outplayed Everton throughout the match. Adams headed the Gunners in front in the first half. Overmars scored twice to put the outcome of the match beyond doubt. Adams wrapped up the scoring toward the end of the game with a fine volley into the back of the net to make the final score 4-0.

Then it was party time at Highbury as Arsenal lifted the Premier League trophy. Thereafter, Arsenal finished the season with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup final to secure the double. 

Arsenal 7 – Everton 0

This was one of Arsenal's final games of the 2005 season that had little riding it on as Chelsea were already champions. Yet, the Gunners still turned on the style with a 7-0 demolish of an Everton team that was celebrating one its best Premier League seasons after qualifying for the Champions League. The victory was a terrific display of attacking football and one of Arsenal's biggest Premier League wins.[1]

Van Persie opened the scoring within 10 minutes of the first half. Bergkamp played a terrific ball to Reyes who set up Pires to make the score 2-0. Bergkamp later played in Vieira within Everton's penalty box who chipped the ball over the goalkeeper to make the score 3-0.

Arsenal had won the match by halftime, but weren't content to sit on their lead. In the second half, Pires made it four; and Edu scored from the penalty spot to make it five. Bergkamp chested down a botched clearance to strike a low shot into Everton's net. Then Flamini wrapped up the rout shortly before the end of the match with his first Arsenal goal.

Arsenal 2 – Barcelona 1: Champions League Second Round

Arsenal took on one of the greatest club teams ever in this Champions League second round encounter. Barcelona had Messi and Villa up front, and Iniesta pulled the strings in their midfield. Yet, it was Arsenal that emerged victorious in this match.

The game ebbed and flowed in the first half, but Barcelona had the edge. Messi, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, spurned a great chance to put the Catalans ahead. However, Messi did set up Villa to slot in a low shot to within Barcelona's penalty box.

Barcelona held the lead up until the last 15 minutes of the game. However, Van Persie turned the match on its head when he equalized with a fine volley from a tight angle. About five minutes later Arshavin scored for Arsenal to make the final score 2-1. Arsenal had beaten one of Barcelona's greatest teams, but it was a somewhat empty victory as they still crashed out of the Champions League at the Nou Camp. Barcelona marched on to Champions League glory.

Arsenal 2 – Chelsea 1: FA Cup Final

Chelsea were the favorites to win the 2017 FA Cup. They were the league champions going for a double, while Arsenal were a team that had just missed out on Champions League qualification. The Wenger out brigade had become increasingly vocal toward the end of the season. Yet, Wenger rallied his team in the final months of the season as the Gunners regained form to defeat Man City and then Chelsea to win the FA Cup.

Arsenal started the match strongly, and Sanchez put them ahead within the first five minutes. Ramsey was in a offside position when Sanchez scored, but the referee gave the goal as he was not interfering with play. Arsenal almost scored again soon after, but Cahill cleared the ball away from the line.

In the second half, the referee sent Moses off when the player clearly dived within Arsenal's box in a feeble attempt to win a penalty. Despite going a man down, Chelsea equalized soon after. Ramsey headed the ball into Chelsea's goal to restore his team's lead just a couple of minutes later. The match ended 2-1, and Wenger lifted the FA Cup for a record seventh time.

Arsenal 4 – Aston Villa 0: FA Cup Final

Arsenal were the FA Cup holders and clear favorites to win the 2015 FA Cup final against Aston Villa. A Villa team that had flirted with relegation for much of the season were feeble opponents. However, the Gunners still ran out 4-0 winners in this FA Cup with a fine display of attacking football.

The match stats highlight that Arsenal had 57% of the possession and 16 shots, while Villa had just two off target shots. Thus, Arsenal's goalkeeper did not make a notable save! [2]

Arsenal dominated the game throughout, but Aston Villa held out bravely for much of the first half. Villa's goalkeeper made a fine save to deny Koscielny a goal, and Richardson blocked Walcott from scoring. However, Walcott opened the scoring for the Gunners just before the end of the first half.

The floodgates opened after the interval when Sanchez scored a magnificent second goal from outside the penalty box with a curling shot that sent the ball flying into the high center of Aston Villa's net. Mertesacker headed in a corner to make the score 3-0. Giroud wrapped up the rout by scoring his team's fourth goal in injury time.

Arsenal 2 – Juventus 0: Champions League Quarter Final

After defeating Real Madrid in the 2006 Champions League, Arsenal took on Juventus in the quarterfinals. Before that match, Arsenal had never reached the Champions League semifinal. The Gunners really needed to defeat Juve in the first home leg to go through, and that's exactly what they did with a scintillating performance.

Fabregas was in fine form during this match, and he put Arsenal in front just before the interval with a low strike about 20 yards from goal. Arsenal pressed for a second goal during the second half, and Buffon made couple of saves from Hleb and Henry to keep the score at 1-0. However, the Gunners got a deserved second when Fabregas set up Henry to shoot into an empty net with Buffon some way off his line. The match ended 2-0, and that win effectively booked Arsenal's place in the semifinals as the teams drew the second leg 0-0.

Man Utd 0 – Arsenal 1

This 1-0 victory at Old Trafford was undoubtedly one of the crowning moments of Wenger's reign. Arsenal were setting the pace in the 2002 title race, but they still needed to beat Utd at Old Trafford to secure the 2002 Premier League crown in their final away game. Furthermore, Arsenal had already just won the FA Cup. This 1-0 triumph completed Arsenal's league and cup double at Old Trafford.

During the first half, Utd were largely restricted to a few long-range shots from outside Arsenal's penalty box; and Wiltord almost put Arsenal ahead with a deflected volley. Wiltord broke the stalemate in the second half when he scored after Utd's goalkeeper saved Ljungberg's initial shot. That was the goal that clinched the title for Arsenal as the match ended 1-0. Thereafter, the Gunners lifted the Premier League trophy in their final home game of the season.

Arsenal 4 – Wigan 2

This was Arsenal's final game at Highbury before the club embraced its new Emirates stadium. There was a carnival atmosphere for the match as the club bid farewell to the ground. Arsenal also had to win this game to secure their place in the Champions League.

The match began well enough for Arsenal as they took the lead within the first eight minutes when Pires scored from close range. However, it seemed that Wigan might spoil the party when they equalized and then went ahead after Thompson curled in a free-kick from some distance. Henry leveled the score just a few minutes after Wigan got in front.

Arsenal took a grip of the game in the second half when Henry skipped round Wigan's goalkeeper to put his team 3-2 up. The referee gave Arsenal a penalty when Ljungberg was seemingly pulled down within Wigan's penalty box, and Henry converted the spot kick to make the final score 4-2. That win ensured the Gunners finished fourth in the league, and the victory was all the sweeter as Arsenal's Champions League qualification came at Tottenham's expense!

Inter Milan 1 – Arsenal 5

This 2003 Champions League group game was one of Arsenal's greatest victories in Europe. In stark contrast to their Premiership form, Arsenal began the 2003 Champions League campaign somewhat slowly as they were almost out of that cup after the first three games. However, this 5-1 thrashing of Inter Milan at the San Siro revitalized Arsenal's European campaign.

There weren't that many goals in the first half. Henry put the Gunners ahead halfway through the first half. However, Vieri equalized for Inter Milan with a deflected shot.

Arsenal scored a glut of goals in the second half. Henry set up Ljungberg to make the score 2-1. Later in the half, Henry scored his second goal of the match from a tight angle to put Arsenal 3-1 up. Edu and Pires completed the rout with two late goals.

It was a magnificent performance from the Gunners. Arsenal could have probably won the European Cup that season, but Chelsea scuppered their European campaign in the last eight. Nevertheless, Arsenal still won the league with a record-breaking unbeaten run.

Those were just a few of the great victories of the Wenger era. There were plenty more great performances from Arsenal's record-breaking teams that raised the bar for Premiership football.