One of the records of the Premier League’s most successful manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, is on course to be beaten this season.
En route to his unrivalled 13 titles over the course of 21 seasons at Manchester United, Ferguson took charge of an extraordinary 810 matches in the competition.
Ferguson’s first Premier League match was also United’s – an inauspicious 2-1 defeat at Sheffield United on 15 August 1992.
Assuming he is still in charge of the north Londoners by the end of the calendar year Wenger stands to equal the record at Crystal Palace on Boxing Day.
Wenger could set a new milestone at The Hawthorns, the same venue of Ferguson's PL swansong, against West Bromwich Albion on 30 December.