Arsene Wenger vs Sir Alex Ferguson: Fans divided on Premier League GOAT manager

Arsene Wenger vs Sir Alex Ferguson: Fans divided on Premier League GOAT manager

Fred Kennedy
March 31, 2023 at 4:03 PM
  • Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are widely regarded as the most successful Premier League managers
  • The two legendary bosses achieved so much in terms winning titles and shaping the course of the English top flight
  • The duo was recently inducted into Premier League's Hall of Fame

Football fans are divided on who between Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger was the better Premier League manager.

The two legendary managers dominated the English top flight for years, with each of them leading their respective clubs to greater heights.

Ferguson won a record 13 Premier League titles as Manchester United boss, with Wenger leading Arsenal to three league trophies.

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Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson shake hands before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium. Photo by David Price.
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Fergie's incredible spell at Old Trafford has him widely acclaimed as the most successful manager in British football history.

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According to Premier League, the Scotsman holds the Premier League records for the most wins (410), the most points won (1,752), the most awards for Manager of the Month (27) and Manager of the Season (11).

On his part, Wenger also enjoyed his fair share of success with the Gunners during his 20-year reign at the north London club.

Perhaps the most outstanding one is his record with The Invincibles in 2004, when he led his side to an incredible Premier League unbeaten run the entire season.

Fans conflicted on EPL GOAT manager

However, The Mirror reports that fans remain conflicted about who between Wenger and Fergie is the GOAT.

Wenger proponents argue that the Frenchman revolutionised the Premier League in terms of foreign signings, diet, nutrition and training.

They further cite Arsenal's transformation under the FIFA chief as he instilled previously-unseen professionalism among players and cultivated a silky style of football.

Below are reactions from fans on the debate:

Wenger sends message to Arsenal

The last league titles to be won by both Arsenal and Manchester United were in the era of Wenger and Ferguson. Gunners are top of the table, eight points clear of City and could win their first since 2004.

The FIFA's global football director sent a message to Arsenal telling Mikel Arteta's team, as Sports Brief reported, that their best chance of winning the title is now and may not have the opportunity again if they fail.

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