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On this day in 1996, Arsene Wenger took over as Arsenal manager.

The rest is history. Twenty years on from his arrival and the Frenchman has revolutionised the Gunners, winning a grand total of 15 trophies.

A Premier League and FA Cup double in the 1997/98 season was where it all began, with a further two Premier League and three FA Cup triumphs soon following.

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Silverware would prove hard to come by from 2005 onwards, but success eventually returned to north London in the form of two successive FA Cup wins in 2014 and 2015.

So, on such a landmark occasion for Wenger, one would expect praise to be coming in thick and fast for the 66-year-old.

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And that's largely been the case - well, expect from one Arsenal fan: Piers Morgan.

The loudmouthed TV personality is arguably Wenger's biggest critic and he's once again taken the opportunity to fire a shot at the 66-year-old.

In response Alex Brooker's tweet hailing Wenger for his work over the past 20 years, Morgan couldn't help but criticise (see below).

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Predictably, football fans were far from impressed with Morgan's view on a manager who has done so much for English football.

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This one made us laugh...

Wenger will ultimately care little about what Morgan has to say about his 20th anniversary.

From an unknown French manager to one of Europe's most established names, Wenger's success over the past two decades is largely unparalleled and speaks for itself.

Speaking to Arsenal's official website, Wenger made a short but sweet statement about his time in north London.

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"It's a privilege. It's my life. Twenty years in a professional career is amazing," he said.

And on the prospect of staying on as manager, per the Mirror, he added: "One of the factors is that the club and supporters still want me and I still want to stay.

"What will make me want to stay is that I feel I can give more to the club.

"I like the current team, because I think they are focused. They have a good togetherness, they have a great concentration level.

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"How far can we go? We don't really know. But hopefully we can strengthen belief that we can do very well.

"We are at a bit of a turning point at the moment. I believe we are a bit more mature. The squad is strong. Let’s see."

Here's to you, Arsene.

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