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Arsene Wenger surpasses Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of wins against most Premier League teams

Arsenal's 2-0 victory over Brighton saw Arsene Wenger become the only manager to beat 45 different Premier League teams.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 2, 2017 11:23:46 am
Arsene Wenger, Alex Ferguson, arsenal, arsenal manager, Premier League wins, Football news, Indian Express Arsene Wenger has now beaten 45 different opponents in the Premier League. (Source: Reuters)

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday saw manager Arsene Wenger break the record he shared with former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson for wins versus Premier League teams.

The result on Sunday came on the 21st anniversary of Wenger taking charge of the club. Brighton became the 45th side to be beaten by Wenger as the manager.

“In this job you only look for the next game. When you look back, you see the distance you have made. Overall, football changed a lot in this 21 years,” Wenger said.

The 67-year old had joined the North London club on October 1, 1996 from Japanese club Nagoya Grampus. Blackburn were Wenger’s first victims, back in October 1996, as the Gunners had registered a 2-0 win.

Wenger guided Arsenal to their first Premier League title in 1998. He repeated the feat in 2002 before making history in 2004 where the club remained unbeaten throughout the season and lifted their third Premier League title.

The Frenchman has won seven FA Cup title with the Gunners. He has also won the Manager of the Year awards in 1998, 2002 and 2004. Wenger extended his contract as Arsenal manager after he signed a new two-year deal, just before the start of the 2017/2018 season.

 Arsenal head into the next international break on the back of a seven-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

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