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Arsene Wenger was appointed the manager of Arsenal on 22 September 1996, as he replacing Bruce Rioch, He marks his 21 years in charge of Gunners but his first game was on 12 October 1996.
The 67-year-old Frenchman has overseen tremendous success during his time at firstly Highbury and secondly the Emirates Stadium, and there is no doubt he is one of the greatest managers the Premier League has ever seen.
The Last 10 years has been very difficult period for Wenger espeacially the last few season which seen Arsenal supporters chanting for the Le Professeur leave Emirate.
But for all his critics of recent years, he is certain to go down as one of the most recognised managers of all time in Arsenal history.
Here are some Wenger most memorable moments as Gunners boss.
1. Arsene Wenger first match
Wenger first game in charge was a 2-0 away win over Blackburn on October 12th 1996,
with two goal come from former England striker Ian Wright.
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2. First foreign coach to win Double
Wenger has won his first Premier League tittle in 1998, with Arsenal sitting on sixth position in the table at Christmas and it looked like Gunners is out of the title race, with Manchester United certainly tipped to win thier fifth title in six years.
Arsenal coach pushed his boys as they fight thier way back up the table thanks to a 1-0 win at Old Trafford thanks to Marc Overmars decisive goal, and a nine-game winning streak which sealed Wenger’s first Premier League title.
Wenger became the first foreign manager to win the double, when his team beat Newcastle United in the 1998 FA Cup Final.
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3. The Master of FA Cup
Arsenal last won the Premier League title since back in 2004, but he hasn’t been shy about claiming the FA Cup of late.
Wenger became the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup as Arsenal beat Premier League winners Chelsea 2–1 at Wembley through goals from Alexis Sánchez and Aaron Ramsey, and he has now won it seven times which is bettered by no one.
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When you’re around for so long you’re bound to make a few enemies along the way, and Arsene Wenger has had his fair share of scuffles.
He had a particularly feisty relationship with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson before things cooled down towards the end of the Scot’s tenure.
He has also had a few bust-ups with Jose Mourinho, and the pair remain fairly frosty with one another to this day, especially after the Portuguese’s ‘specialist in failure’ comments from a few years ago.
Wenger can get nasty when he needs to, as Alan Pardew once found out when he was manager of West Ham – he didn’t respond well to Marlon Harewood’s winner in 2006 and gave Pards a royal shove, for which he was fined £10,000.
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5. Forging the Invincibles
The most memorable moment of 21-year stay’s for Wenger in Arsenal is probably the fact that he managed to create arguably the best team in Premier League history – the Invincibles.
The team scored in every single league fixture and were unbeaten away from home that season thats is probably been the height of his achievements as manager of Arsenal football club… so far.
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