Geordie Bruce, who faces Wenger's Arsenal today, believes the magic worked by the Frenchman with the Gunners has convinced club chairmen that foreign is best.
Bruce said: "It used to be boring, boring Arsenal who won 1-0. But then this guy came in and other chairmen thought 'We need a foreign manager too'.
"He is a genius. The way they play is fantastic. They are a great team to watch with great individual players.
"For me, when Arsenal come to town it is THE big occasion, they really have that bit of extra class."