ARSENAL are reportedly set to unveil a statue of Arsene Wenger outside the Emirates this summer.
The Frenchman, 72, spent 22 years at the Gunners and won 10 trophies.
He created a lasting impact on the club and oversaw many notable achievements with no Premier League club matching his invincible title win.
Wenger also made a lasting impact on English football with his contribution to nutrition and attention detail, as well as making fans laugh with his touchline antics – particularly at Old Trafford.
And now Arsenal are set to honour the Frenchman with a statue outside the stadium, report Gunnerblog.
Wenger will join his former players Thierry Henry, Tony Adams and Dennis Bergkamp who have also been immortalised in bronze in north London.
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Wenger signed Henry, Bergkamp and many other Arsenal favourites of recent years – including current manager Mikel Arteta.
There is also a mural of Wenger at Arsenal’s training ground, which players reportedly high five on their way in to the complex.
And next to the giant portrait is a quote from the Arsenal legend.
It reads: “Here you have the opportunity to get out the greatness that is in each of you.”
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It’s thought to be the work of boss Arteta, who is keen to stay connected with club’s roots.
Wenger is a big fan of the Spaniard and believes he has recaptured the club’s spirit.
He said: “All the ingredients are there, the club has invested a lot of money for the first time since we have built the stadium.
“The team is stable now with their results, his leadership looks to be accepted by the players and there is a connection between him and the team.
“So overall, what you see from outside is positive.”
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