Wenger 'won't be Arsenal manager for 26 years' after Ferguson backing

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has welcomed support from Sir Alex Ferguson, though he does not expect to match his former rival by reaching 26 years at the Emirates Stadium.

Former Manchester United manager Ferguson issued a staunch defence of under-pressure Wenger this week, describing the Frenchman's critics as "ridiculous" and insisting long-term reigns do bring about success.

Wenger appreciated the kind words from the Scot and confirmed he was unlikely to match the length of his reign at Old Trafford, an achievement that would require him to stay at the Emirates Stadium for another five seasons.

"No, I don't think I will match him on that front," Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, said ahead of Arsenal's FA Cup final against Chelsea on Saturday.

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