Arsene Wenger has become synonymous with Arsenal after nearly two decades at the club, and has shown once again just how much the club means to him, as reported by the Mirror.
The Frenchman insists that his loyalty to Arsenal means there is no chance he would ever manage another club in England, even if he was let go by the club tomorrow.
“If, tomorrow morning, I am told, ‘Goodbye and thank you’ by Arsenal, I cannot promise you that I will not look to continue to work, to live my passion,” Wenger said.
“But, without a doubt, not in England.”
Wenger is a rare breed, and managers that remain at clubs long-term are practically unicorns in the modern game.
With the likes of Brendan Rodgers losing their jobs recently, Wenger is once again the owner of a crazy record. Not only is the 66-year-old far and away the longest serving manager in the Premier League, but he’s served longer than the rest of the Englis top flight’s managers put together.
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It will be a strange feeling when Wenger eventually does move on, but hopefully he helps find a successor who can continue his good work.
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If there’s one man that deserves a statue outside the Emirates it’s Arsene Wenger, as the stadium is more or less his legacy at the club. He enabled us to build the Emirates while remaining competitive, and will of course go down as a legend at Arsenal, regardless of how he splits opinion among fans at the moment.