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Wenger Breaks Sir Alex Ferguson Premier League Record: Opta Stats In Numbers



French boss Arsene Wenger breaks Sir Alex Ferguson’s record, claiming another slice of Premier League history. The 68-year-old achieved the new mark as the Gunners kicked off against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the final Premier League match of 2017.

The 68-year-old Frenchman has effectively matched Alex Ferguson on 81o matches as a manager in EPL and break the record at the Hawthorns – strangely, the very ground at which his old foe managed the last game of his Red Devils career, an exciting 5-5 draw with West Brom in May 2013.

Wenger has not precisely enjoyed in relentless help amid his 20-year spell in North London at the same time, with three League titles to his name, he is hinting at few surrendering any desire for a fourth before he calls it quit with the Gunners.

 More Games, More  Wins Than Most


The Frenchman move past Ferguson’s record when he deals with his 811th game on Sunday and it would seem that this will be a count that will set aside some opportunity to outperform.

The closest manager to these two bosses as far as games are the concern in the top flight is Harry Redknapp on 641. Some path further back is David Moyes (508), Sam Allardyce (494) and Mark Hughes (442).

Ferguson still has the most noteworthy number of triumphs (528), giving him a win percentage of 65.2, over Wenger’s 57.8. Jose Mourinho, with a 63.3% win rate from 270 games, has a more clinical record than Arsene Wenger.

Wenger’s Arsenal has likewise overseen fewer goals than Ferguson’s United (1524 contrasted with 1627) in 810 matches.

Most Loved Managers And The Ones He’d Rather Avoid

There are a few EPL managers during the times who Wenger has adored confronting. Of those Wenger has met on 10 occasions or more in the Premier League, he has enjoyed in win rates of no less than 50% against 18 of them.

Steve McClaren is likely his top pick: Wenger has beaten the ex-England manager in 11 games out of 12. Be that as it may, with regards to the details, his most effortless adversaries are Sean Dyche, Jean Tigana, Joe Royle and Dave Bassett, every one of whom manage teams no less than three times against Wenger and lost each one of those games.

Obviously, it hasn’t gone all way with the French boss. Wenger only managed 10 wins in 34 clashes with Ferguson and has broadly won just once in 14 attempts against Jose Mourinho teams. He has never beaten Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola, Roy Evans or Roberto Di Matteo, to give some examples.

Hunting Grounds

The North London club under the tutelage of Wenger has won 145 of 219 games at the Emirates Stadium, giving them a 66.2% win proportion. which is more awful than they managed at Highbury, where they won 134 out of 186 matches.

Out and about, Goodison Park is likely Wenger’s top pick, where he has dealt with an admirable 11 wins and five draws from 22 visits. Villa Park (10 wins from 19 and just two thrashings) and The Valley (six wins from eight).

Games at Anfield, Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane have yielded just 18 wins from a conceivable 85, while he has overseen six wins at the Etihad Stadium. His most noticeably bad days out have come at Hillsborough, Valley Parade, Bramall Lane and Sunderland’s old Roker Park: he has never won at any of them in the League.

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Most loved Opponent And A Shock Bogey Team

Obviously, given his Goodison Park record, Everton are Wenger’s most loved adversaries. He has beaten them 28 times and lost just six of their 43 clashes, with a goal difference of +50.

Leicester City (14 wins and no losses from 20 games), Charlton Athletic (12 wins and two draws from 16 games) and Portsmouth (eight wins and six draws from 14 games) have likewise feared the visit of Wenger as the years progressed, while Reading have lost each of the six of their clash with Arsenal.

His most noticeably awful records against teams he has faced no less than five times yield an astonishment, however: Liverpool (13 wins from 43) and Manchester United (12 wins from 43) have proved to be an intense nuts to pop open, but it is Sheffield Wednesday who holds the anti- Wenger recipe, having lost only twice to Arsenal in seven meetings.

A Taste Of The Toffees, But Let’s Forget Old Trafford

Apologies, Everton: with regards to Wenger’s record wins, yet again, you’re best of the heap. A 7-0 whipping of the Toffees in May 2005 remains his joint-greatest Premier League triumph, nearby an annihilation of Middlesbrough in January 2006 by the same scoreline.

In later years, a 6-0 win over Blackpool in August 2010 and a 7-1 triumph over Blackburn Rovers in February 2012 are the most noteworthy.

For a long time, Wenger’s most exceedingly terrible defeat was a 6-1 loss to Manchester United in February 2001. That was until August 28, 2011, when they suffered another mortifying 8-2 loss at Old Trafford.

Wenger has only at any point persevered through a six-goal thrashing once from that point forward: a 6-0 loss to Chelsea in March three years back.

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