Arsenal unveil 11ft bronze statue of legendary manager Arsene Wenger outside the Emirates as fans say 'well deserved' | The Sun
ARSENAL have unveiled a statue of legendary manager Arsene Wenger outside the Emirates Stadium.
Fans have hailed the 11ft tall bronze statue as "well deserved" after it was revealed on Friday.
The statue is now on display outside the North Bank stand, where fans can visit it on matchdays.
Created by sculptor James Guy, the effigy shows Wenger lifting the Premier League trophy.
Standing at 11ft tall and weighing half a tonne, it joins five other statues of club legends at the Emirates.
Also on display are statues of Tony Adams, Dennis Bergkamp, Herbert Chapman, Ken Friar and Thierry Henry.
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Fans were quick to hail Wenger on social media after the unveiling, with one supporter tweeting: "Forever a legend."
Another commented: "Love it. One of the true icons of world football. Well deserved boss."
A third fan added: "Wonderful tribute to an amazing man."
Meanwhile, one more also wrote: "A fitting statue. Arsene Wenger is Arsenal. The legend, the greatest! More than a coach."
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The club have confirmed Wenger will visit the statue in the coming days.
He is also set to be the guest of honour for the Gunners' Emirates Cup clash with Monaco on August 2.
Wenger spent just under 22 years as Arsenal boss before leaving the club at the end of the 2017/18 season.
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During his time in North London, he won 17 major trophies including three league titles and seven FA Cups.
The Frenchman also guided Arsenal to their only Champions League final in 2006.
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