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Arsene Wenger breaks one last Sir Alex Ferguson record in final Arsenal match

Arsene Wenger claimed one last Premier League record as he signed off his reign as Arsenal manager in style with a victory over Huddersfield on Sunday. The Gunners had struggled on their travels in the 2017-18 campaign, failing to win a single league match away from home since the turn of the year, though finally ended that miserable run in Yorkshire.
There was a party atmosphere at the Kirklees Stadium as the Terriers celebrated their Premier League survival and both teams paid tribute to Wenger.

The match was decided by a solitary goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who prodded in from close range after great build-up to slot home Aaron Ramsey’s low cross. Not only did the strike see Aubameyang hit double figures the Gunners (having already done so with Dortmund), but it also made it a record-breaking day for Wenger too.
The 1-0 victory saw Wenger win at his 48th different Premier League ground, breaking Sir Alex Ferguson’s record of 47 in the process – though he could have done it sooner had Arsenal won away to Brighton. Wenger had already claimed another major Fergie record earlier this season after he eclipsed the Scot’s milestone of 810 matches managed in the Premier League – ironically doing so in his last away win against Crystal Palace back in December.

In the end, Wenger ended up setting a new record of 828 matches in the Premier League, and he admits he will miss Arsenal terribly: ‘Do I feel relief? Not really, I’m sad. ‘At some stage it has to end. I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future. It will be hard to adjust but I will have to deal with that. I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else.’


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