Arsène Wenger acknowledged that the first time he saw his statue was an emotional experience since he now felt “part of the club forever.”
On Thursday, our iconic manager visited the bronze memorial picturing him hoisting one of his three Premier League championships after serving as our team’s guest of honor for our game against Monaco.
He was overjoyed that he will always be associated with a wildly successful period in our history during which he also won seven FA Cups and played a significant role in leading the team through its relocation from Highbury to our current home, where he will be indelibly remembered.
He acknowledged that it is something that has deeply touched him. “It’s a little odd to see yourself standing still,” you say. Arsène remarked, “But it’s emotional because it’s an honor and generally, I’ve always wanted to be a member of this club, and there’s a place where I feel like I’ve been there forever. I’m happy because I’m in my desired location.
“The excitement of working for something greater than myself has always kept me motivated. Overall, I believe that my participation has helped this club become the major club that it rightfully deserves to be. Therefore, I feel that my suffering was caused by this stadium, therefore when I arrive now and view the stadium, I can realize that my work was worthwhile. I endured some sleepless nights as a result, so I’m glad to be here in the stadium’s shade!
“But overall, it’s wonderful to see it and come back to see such a fantastic atmosphere now, with our fans and with the team doing well,” the speaker continued. It gives me a lot of satisfaction.