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Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager on September 28, 1996 as a true alien to English football

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The French tactician's first moves at Highbury were to sign the likes of Petit and Overmars with Vieira already captured

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The outcome was Arsene firing the Gunners to their second 'double' in history after only his first full season in charge

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Wenger's latest key signing would be in the form of Thierry Henry in August 1999 and it was anyone's guess how the £10 million gamble would pay off

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'The Proffesor's exploits of scooping trophies and nurturing unknown players into stars is what would spark a fierce rivalry with an equally renowned Alex Ferguson

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But Wenger's fiery relationship with Ferguson brought controversies which saw Arsenal's boss in wrong discussions with the Football Association

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He would earn more monumental victories over Ferguson with another 'double' in 2002 and a remarkable unbeaten campaign to win his last league title to date in 2003/04

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But Jose Mourinho's emergence after the 2004 title triumph proved a major threat to Arsenal and United's reign as English football's top couple

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Vieira - who would end his Arsenal stay by winning the FA Cup in 2005 - joined Henry and Wenger in leading a new era for the club with the move to the Emirates Stadium underway

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And despite a streak of barren years since switching home grounds, Wenger's heroics at the club was recognized with a cast of him made at the Emirates in 2007

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And here he is today, still making his mark at Arsenal with a new brand of team

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