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Managers in the Premier League have come and gone since Arsene Wenger took over Arsenal on Oct. Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale China . 1, 1996.Many, many managers.In fact, hundreds of managers.Yet Saturdays match at Emirates Stadium between his Gunners and Swansea City will be notable for the fact the most recent managerial change has brought Bob Bradley -- the first American to be in the opposing coaches box in Premier League history.Wenger is easily the longest-tenured football coach not only in the Premier League, but in all of the top four tiers of English football. The Frenchman has seen all of the other 91 clubs make at least one managerial change during his reign in north London.Including the naming of interim managers, the current 20 Premier League teams have made a total of 285 managerial changes since Wenger arrived from Grampus-8 in Japan. Thanks to the successful run of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United have made the fewest switches in that span with only five managers, while Crystal Palace have rearranged their back room a league-high 28 times before settling on current skipper Alan Pardew.Wenger has been no stranger to the coaches hot seat -- the lack of a Premier League title since 2005 often obscures his incredible streak of top-four finishes that have made Arsenal (5-1-1) a Champions League fixture. Yet Le Professeur has persevered with equal parts diligence, tactical nous, feistiness with the media and a flowing style of football that when done right, is the envy of most of Europe.So Wenger is well aware of the challenges awaiting Bradley and his Welsh side. He is eager to welcome the Yank to life in the Premier League.Hes not a beginner, he has traveled a lot and has accumulated experience in the United States, noted Wenger in his Thursday news conference, perhaps feeling a kindred spirit to his younger vagabond coaching days with Bradleys well-stamped passport. He has been in Egypt, France (recently) and is now in England, which is a fantastic opportunity for him. Its also good for the Premier League because the Premier League is taking off in the United States.To have an American here will create even more interest for the Premier League in the United States. He is equipped to deal with what is asked of him. … What is important is that youre qualified for the job you do, no matter where youre from.Bradley first gained international prominence as the United States national coach, guiding them to the knockout round of the 2010 World Cup and winning a group that featured England. He was fired the following year after losing the 2011 Gold Cup final to Mexico, which then sent him globetrotting at various levels.He quickly landed in Egypt, guiding the Pharoahs to the third and final round of African qualifying for the 2014 World Cup before falling in a playoff to perennial continental power Ghana. Bradley, though, earned more plaudits for stabilising his team and staying in the region following the unrest that came with the January 25 Revolution.He then became a trailblazer for American managers by becoming the first to guide a top-flight European team, and his two-season run with Norwegian side Stabaek Fotball was a success as he guided them into the Europa League after a third-place finish. He then moved to second-tier French side Le Havre, who are run by American owner Vincent Volpe, and had Les Ciel et Marine in fifth place in Ligue 2 before Swansea decided to make a change and fire Francesco Guidolin on Oct. 3.While there may be more willingness to take a flyer on Bradley given Swanseas majority shareholders are Americans Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan, long-time Swans chairman Huw Jenkins still carries substantial sway in the organization and was supportive of the move.He is highly regarded as a coach and has a wealth of experience on the international and domestic front, Jenkins told Swanseas official website about Bradley at the time of the coaching change. He is well aware of the clubs footballing philosophy and will provide us with strong leadership qualities and a renewed belief to compete at this level.In his first pre-match news conference, Bradley admitted walking onto the pitch Saturday will be a career highlight, but hes also ready to put the distractions of him being a novelty aside and help the Swans (1-1-5) move away from the relegation fight. They enter the weekend 17th in the table.Its something I have done before. When you lead your team on to the field in the World Cup, you have to take a second and look around, Bradley said. But then very quickly I will get my mind back on the game -- you put that away and get ready for the whistle.Now its about making sure we are all together and restoring confidence. The way to do that is re-establish good habits. Sometimes when a team (goes) through a difficult stretch, its easy to slip a little in your reactions or your closing down … its about reminding the players what the best teams do well, not coming in with a whole lot of new ideas.That last part could prove vital because the Swans have a strong recent track record at the Emirates -- theyve gone 3-1-0 in their last four matches there. Last seasons 2-1 victory March 2 effectively killed off Arsenals chances of catching Leicester City for the title -- the kind of defeat Wengers detractors love to use in support of their argument its time for a new manager -- and both managers have taken note of the Swans becoming the bogey team of north London.I am aware that Swansea have a good record at Arsenal, and I like that because we can go there with confidence, Bradley noted. When you go away, you have to have the confidence to have people in front of the ball and play passes that break through the lines and create advantages. We have to go to play -- to play passes forward.Wenger, meanwhile, could use this match as a measuring stick to see how his team has progressed since March.I think thats what is at stake now for us, he said. Thats a good opportunity to show that we have moved forward. We were a little bit in a difficult period at that time and we were a bit unlucky as well on the day, I must say. But it could be a similar game.Arsenal are third in the table with 16 points and have won five on the trot in league play by a combined 13-3 scoreline, but Wenger needed to lay groundwork to scuttle media rumours that front-runners Manchester City are eager to acquire wide-back Hector Bellerin during the January transfer window. City manager Pep Guardiola has reportedly made finding wing backs who can push forward a priority in the winter signing period, and Wenger confirmed the 21-year-old is a target for a long-term contract extension for Arsenal after signing a deal last year.He has nearly three years to go and we always try to get the players to the level we think they deserve to be, Wenger said. So we try to extend, certainly, his contract. For me, his long-term future is here.Bradley may be without some of his first-choice players in is managerial debut as Fernando Llorente and Jefferson Montero are recovering from knee and calf injuries, respectively. Nathan Dyer is still recovering from knee surgery last month and is expected to be sidelined until mid-November.Arsenal will be without striker Olivier Giroud and midfielder Aaron Ramsey, but Frances Coquelin should be available for selection. Nike Air Force 1 Sale Cheap . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. Air Force 1 Clearance Sale . -- Ken Appleby made 32 saves for his first shutout of the season to lead the Oshawa Generals to a 2-0 win over the Belleville Bulls on Wednesday in Ontario Hockey League action. . The players spoke Jan. 13 during a Major League Baseball Players Association conference call after Rodriguez sued the union and Major League Baseball to overturn an arbitrators decision suspending him for the 2014 season and post-season. 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