EPL : Arsenal Unveil Arsene Wenger Bronze Statue At Emirates Stadium

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Arsenal have unveiled a bronze statue of legendary former manager Arsene Wenger outside Emirates Stadium.

He helped the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his reign from 1996 to 2018.

The Frenchman is lifting the Premier League trophy in the 3.5-metre statue outside the North Bank Stand.

The 73-year-old will be a guest of honour for Arsenal’s home friendly against Monaco, another of his former clubs, on Wednesday.

Wenger, who now works for Fifa, is so synonymous with Arsenal’s recent history that last season’s title battle and second-placed finish under Mikel Arteta is their best Premier League campaign without Wenger in charge.

He managed 1,235 matches at Arsenal, most famously overseeing the only unbeaten Premier League campaign when Arsenal won the 2003-04 title.

He took them into the Champions League in 20 consecutive years. Next season will be their first campaign in the competition without Wenger in charge since the 1991-92 European Cup.

He joins five other Arsenal legends with statues outside the ground – Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Herbert Chapman and Ken Friar.

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