Wenger racks up 700th Arsenal win

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Almost 22 years on from his first, the Frenchman made it 700 wins as Gunners boss in the Premier League clash with Watford on Sunday

Arsene Wenger chalked up his 700th win in charge of Arsenal as the Gunners beat Watford 3-0 at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

The under-fire manager's first victory came against Blackburn Rovers way back in 1996, when Ian Wright scored twice in a 2-0 win at Ewood Park.

And goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan saw Wenger to number 700, while Troy Deeney - who accused Arsenal of lacking "cojones" earlier in the season - had a penalty saved by Petr Cech.

The match also saw Arsenal score their 1000th Premier League home goal, Mesut Ozil become the fastest player to reach 50 assists and Cech keep his 200th clean sheet in the competition.

During his time in charge of the Gunners, Wenger has racked up seven FA Cup titles and three Premier League crowns. 

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The Frenchman's long reign at the helm has been called into question in recent seasons, with the Gunners failing to qualify for the Champions League last season for the first time in 20 years.

And that streak could continue this term, with Arsenal well outside of the top four as the calendar reaches March. 

Wenger's best chance at a Champions League return looks likely to be through the Europa League, which Arsenal must win to return to Europe's top club competition next season. 

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