Arsene Wenger becomes first manager to lose 50 Champions League matches

Unflattering stat achieved with defeat to Dinamo Zagreb

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Jose Mourinho once called Arsene Wenger a "specialist in failure".

It seemed a bit harsh from the Chelsea manager, particularly considering it was levelled at a man who has won three Premier League titles and six FA Cup trophies.

But a statistic following last night's Champions League defeat for Arsenal suggests Wenger is the biggest failure in Europe's elite competition.

The 2-1 loss to Dinamo Zagreb saw the Arsenal boss become the first manager to lose 50 Champions League games.

This is Wenger's 18th season in the competition with Arsenal but during that time he has never won the trophy and reached the final just once.

But whilst the 50th defeat stat appears damning, it also reflects Wenger's consistency in ensuring his side qualify for Europe's elite competition, an achievement unrivalled in the Premier League.

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