Arsene Wenger took over in charge at Highbury before the 1996-97 season, ten years after that Alex Ferguson took over at Old Trafford.
Wenger has won the Premier League three times and the FA Cup four times. Only Ferguson has been more successful in the present era with 11 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League wins.
Wenger has won 57,5% of his 836 matches in charge, while Ferguson has won 59% of his 1,375 in charge at United.
They have met each other six times in the FA Cup:
- 1998-99 Semi-final 0-0 and 2-1 to United in the replay
- 2002-03 5th Round 0-2 to Arsenal at Old Trafford
- 2003-04 Semi-final 1-0 to United.
- 2004-05 Final Arsenal win 5-4 on penalties after 0-0
- 2007-08 5th Round 4-0 to United at Old Trafford
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