Former Arsenal stars Ray Parlour and Martin Keown agree that Arsene Wenger should be given a statue outside the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger managed the Gunners for 22 years and is the most successful and longest-serving head coach in the club’s history.
The Frenchman led Arsenal to three Premier League crowns and seven FA Cup titles while taking charge of the club between 1996 and 2018.
Wenger took Arsenal from their former home of Highbury to the state-of-the-art Emirates Stadium, which was opened in 2006.
Two of Wenger’s former charges believe that the manager deserves a statue outside of the ground, insisting it may not have ever opened were it not for him.
“Before him, we finished 10th, fourth, 12th, fifth in the Premier League. Then we won three titles with him,” Keown told the Daily Mail.
“That’s why he deserves a statue,”
“He’s the one who created the Emirates, if you like. He’s the one who had that focus to say Highbury, as much as we all loved it, was not big enough.”
Source: News update