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Arteta makes an emotional statement on Arsene Wenger getting a statue

Arsenal has today announced that Arsene Wenger would be honoured with a statue and Mikel Arteta has commented on that.

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has expressed his gratitude and admiration for his former boss, Arsene Wenger, after the club unveiled a statue in Wenger’s honor at the Emirates Stadium. The statue serves as a lasting tribute to Wenger’s incredible contribution to Arsenal Football Club.

In a statement released by the club, Arsenal expressed their delight in honoring Wenger, stating, “Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that a statue of our former manager Arsène Wenger has been unveiled at Emirates Stadium to commemorate Arsène’s truly remarkable contribution to our football club.” This gesture highlights the immense impact Wenger had during his tenure as Arsenal manager.

 

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Arteta, who played under Wenger during his time as a player at Arsenal, shared his thoughts on the statue and the recognition it brings to his former boss. He described it as a “great tribute” and emphasized that Wenger fully deserves and merits such an honor. Arteta believes that with a statue now present at the stadium, Wenger’s legacy will forever be a part of the club.

Expressing his personal gratitude towards Wenger, Arteta acknowledged the pivotal role the Frenchman played in his career. He spoke of how Wenger chose him to be one of his players and entrusted him with the captaincy of Arsenal. Arteta emphasized that this is something he will never forget.

“It’s such a great tribute that the club has done something special for Arsène that he fully deserves & merits. With a statue now at the stadium, Arsène can have that recognition & be here at our club forever. I’m so grateful to have played for Arsène at this club in my career. He chose me to be one of his players & selected me to be the captain of this club & that’s something I will never forget,” Arteta told  Arsenal Media.

Wenger’s tenure at Arsenal spanned an incredible 22 years, during which he revolutionized the club and left an indelible mark on English football. Under his guidance, Arsenal achieved unprecedented success, including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup victories. Wenger’s commitment to attractive, attacking football and his emphasis on nurturing young talent earned him respect and admiration from fans and players alike.

The unveiling of Wenger’s statue at the Emirates Stadium serves as a testament to his enduring legacy and the impact he had on Arsenal Football Club. It is a fitting tribute to a man who dedicated his life to the club and left an indelible mark on its history. As Arteta aptly stated, Wenger’s statue ensures that he will be forever present at the club he helped shape and elevate to new heights.

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