10 Greatest Tributes To Arsene Wenger
- We look back at some of the most heart-warming tributes that have poured in for the outgoing Arsenal manager.
Following his last home game at the Emirates, in which the Gunners ran out 5-0 winners against Burnley, we look back at some of the most touching tributes that Arsene Wenger has received ever since he announced that he will be stepping down as manager of the club he has served for over two glorious decades.
#10 Gary Neville
Gary Neville was part of the Manchester United team which regularly battled with Wenger's Arsenal during the 1990s and 2000s and has regularly commentated on his teams after becoming a pundit.
He said the Frenchman's 22-year reign should be remembered in fond terms, having led Arsenal to three of their 13 top-flight titles, an unbeaten league season in 2003/4 and seven FA Cup successes.
In a touching tribute to the Frenchman, the former Manchester United captain praised the Arsenal manager for all that he has achieved in his tenure at the cub:
"My initial reaction to the news of Arsene Wenger leaving is one of warmth towards him. When someone makes a decision like that you think back to the great battles, teams and players he managed over a long period of time. The best English teams I played against were built and managed by Arsene. The 1998 team was the best one, he got under our skins for a number of years, he was our greatest competitor in terms of going for Premier League titles. In terms of the football they played, the biggest compliment I can give him is that he played a level and brand of football that made us change the way we played, which you don't say about too many teams."