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Arsenal fans were cracking up at this Arsene Wenger moment v Crystal Palace

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Veteran Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger took charge of his 810th Premier League game on Thursday night - tying level with Sir Alex Ferguson's haul at Manchester United (not including division one matches).

"The core of the game is the same," said Wenger. "That means the spirit, quality on the pitch and human beings putting their effort together to achieve something.

"To be in charge for 810 games takes loyalty, dedication and hard work, the sacrifice of your life."

He's been at Arsenal since 1996 and recently signed a contract extension at the Emirates Stadium despite growing opposition to his two-decade tenure.

The Gunners, lying 6th in the table, visited London rivals Crystal Palace following Friday night's thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Liverpool.

Wenger is surely aware of how important it is for Arsenal to secure a Champions League spot after missing out last season.

Hodgson gives Wenger special welcome

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson offered the Frenchman a special greeting on his arrival at Selhurst Park.

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The former England boss returned to club management after the Eagles gave Frank De Boer his marching orders after just four games.

Classy as ever from the former Fulham and Liverpool manager.

In the opening minute of Crystal Palace Vs Arsenal, the TV cameras panned to the 68-year-old Frenchman struggling on the bench.

Wenger's hilarious moment

Wenger has been seen struggling with his coat zipper throughout his time in north London and Arsenal fans spotted him doing so once again on a freezing cold December night at Selhurst Park.

If ever a man needed lessons on how to zip up a coat...

Wenger's zipper problems were forgotten when German defender Shkodran Mustafi slotted Arsenal in front with a fine finish from an acute angle.

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