Wenger the record breaker, from first to last

On this day in 2017 Arsenal achieved yet another record in their long history of records – more FA Cup semi-finals than any other club.   Of course the semi-final is not a trophy, but it was at this moment that the media finally realised that Mr Wenger was on the edge of becoming the most prolific FA Cup manager of all time.  Until this point he had been the most prolific FA Cup manager of the modern age, but the press would regularly note that George Ramsay had also, as with Mr Wenger, won the Cup six times.  What they often failed to note was that it took him 33 years to do this, and that his early victories in 1887, 1895 and 1897 were in the era when top teams like Aston villa (Ramsay’s side) only played three or four games to win the cup.
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