Arsene Wenger and Norwich City

Arsene Wenger and Norwich City

So, at last, Arsène Wenger who started with Arsenal back in August 1996 is leaving the club at the end of the season. He was to influence Norwich City fairly quickly having replace Bruce Rioch, who after a brief failure and sacking as assistant at QPR went onto to do an equally poor job at the Carra. 

It wasn't until August 2004 that Mr Wenger first had the opportunity to pit himself against the Canaries. The outcome was a 4-1 home defeat with goals from the great footballers Reyes, Henry, Pirès and Bergkamp. Our token gesture being a 50th minute penalty when 3-0 down.

The return leg at Highbury produced the same result, another 4-1 defeat. This time Thierry Henry notched a hat trick with Freddie Ljungberg greying the other. Hucks got our consolation effort once again.

All together City played Arsenal 10 times in the Premier League with Arsene as manager. City produced one victory, two draws and seven defeats. Added to that we enjoyed the closely contested League Cup game where we were leading 1-0 with five minutes of normal time to go. 

Our one victory goes back to October 2012 at Carrow Road when the great man, Grant Holt, scored in the 19th minute with the only goal of the game in front of 26,825 fans. 

Wenger has been a great manager, maybe he has outstayed his time at Arsenal but for me he has made a fantastic contribution to English football and I hope he finishes with a European trophy at the end of this season.

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