Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

Arsene Wenger's bronze statue was unveiled outside the Emirates Stadium as an homage by Arsenal to their iconic former manager. The statue was unveiled in a digital ceremony, and Wenger, his family, friends, and former Gunners players attended a private celebration that followed.

Wenger is shown in the statue hoisting the Premier League championship trophy, which he won in 1998, 2002, and 2004. It is situated next to the statues of other Arsenal legends such as Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry, Tony Adams, and Herbert Chapman, which are close to the stadium's North Bank stand.

The 73-year-old Wenger is regarded by many as one of the finest coaches in the history of both English and Arsenal football. He joined the team in 1996 and changed the club's playstyle, ethos, and culture. With his club going unbeaten for 49 straight league games during the historic Invincibles season of 2003–04, he captured three Premier League championships. In addition, he won the most FA Cups of any manager with seven, and in 2006, he advanced to the Champions League final.

Premier League giants Arsenal took to their official Twitter handle to announce the unveiling of Arsene Wenger's statue at the Emirates Stadium. It stated, " Pioneer. Visionary. Invincible.  We have today unveiled a statue of Arsène Wenger outside Emirates Stadium to celebrate his incredible impact at the club ❤️ "

The longest-tenured and most successful manager in Arsenal history, Wenger oversaw the club for 22 years. With 828 Premier League matches managed, 476 victories, 1,561 goals scored, and 15 Manager of the Month honours under his belt, he left the team in 2018.  His tenure lasted 21 years and 7 months, over 9 years longer than George Allison, who was the second longest-serving manager at Arsenal.

Arsène led the Gunners to 716 victories, good for a win percentage of 57.98%. During the Wenger era, the team scored 1.96 points on average per Premier League game. In those games, Arsenal scored 2,298 goals, or 1.86 per game, and had a goal difference of +1071 during that period

For Wenger's outstanding accomplishments and contributions to Arsenal and the game of football, the statue is a deserving tribute. It will be a constant reminder of his contributions and a source of motivation for upcoming generations of players and fans.