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Arsenal set to honour Arsene Wenger with statue outside Emirates stadium


Arsenal are scheduled to unveil the statue of former manager, Arsene Wenger, outside the Emirates Stadium.

Wenger will be honoured by the club alongside three former Gunners players including Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Tony Adams.

The 72-year-old Frenchman had a successful 22-year tenure at the North London club as he won them three Premier League titles.

He had an illustrious career with the Gunners spanning 22 years before he said goodbye in 2018.

Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his hugely influential tenure at the north London club.

Outside the pitch, the former manager also played a vital role in overseeing the switch from Highbury to the Emirates, a new 60,000-seater modern stadium.

Wenger’s legacy is set to continue with the club poised to have a statue unveiled outside the facility.

Wenger took charge of Arsenal as the club manager in 1996, joining them from Japan where he was plying his trade.

The 72-year-old quickly turned around the Gunners’ fortunes as he delivered the double within two years.

The greatest highlight of his career with the North Londoners was in 2004 when he inspired them to Premier League glory without a defeat the entire campaign.

Wenger deserves every good thing that comes his way.

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