By Rob Kelly
Arsène Wenger admits he had no idea that he will take charge of his 900th match as Arsenal manager against Norwich on Saturday.
The Frenchman has won 519 of his 899 games at the Club, and will be hoping for another as his side aim to move one step closer to securing third place in the Premier League.
Wenger says the milestone has completely passed him by as he has always looked to the future rather than the past.
“Yes [I am surprised] because I don't know where the other 899 have gone!” he told Arsenal Player.
“You always have so much focus on the next one that you forget the games that are behind you.
“It is impressive, 900 games, but basically what is only important for me is to win the next one.”
See below for a table of Wenger's full record as Arsenal manager:
- Matches finishing level after 90 or 120 mins, which are decided by a penalty shoot-out, are denoted win or defeat as a result of the penalty shoot-out. However, AS Roma 1 Arsenal 0 in March 2009 is denoted as a defeat. Arsenal qualified from the overall two-legged tie as a result of a 7-6 penalty shoot-out win, but lost on the night. The first leg finished Arsenal 1 AS Roma 0.
- The void FA Cup fifth round match v Sheffield United in February 1999 is counted as a 2-1 win
- Farnborough Town FA Cup fourth round match on January 25, 2003 is counted as an away match, although played at Highbury (won 5-1)
- All UEFA Champions League matches played at Wembley in 1998/99 and 1999/2000 are counted as home fixtures