A good manager is able to turn games on their heads with impressive substitutions. These six coaches’ replacements have scored the most goals and provided most assists:
5= Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
Premier League games managed this season: 37
Substitutions made: 102
Substitute goals: 5
Substitute assists: 13
Total substitute goals + assists: 18
Arsene Wenger is not typically thought of as a game changing manager, with Arsenal fans regularly frustrated at his tendency to wait until the 70th minute before making a change.
The wily French coach seems to prefer to focus on managing the fitness levels of his players rather than making tactical switches, but the addition of fresh legs could make a difference.
Lukas Podolski has been Arsenal’s most effective weapon from the bench this season, with two goals and two assists.