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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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