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Arsène Wenger faces reminder of time when he was Arsenal’s big spender

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

At some point at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, Arsène Wenger will encounter a blast from the past. Alex Manninger, the 39-year-old Austrian goalkeeper who signed for Arsenal as a fresh-faced prospect almost two decades ago, is part of the Liverpool set-up. If they catch a moment to briefly reminisce they will fondly remember a shared experience.