July 25, 2024

Tributes and encomiums have dominated the social media since Arsene Wenger announced that he will quit as the manager of Arsenal at the end of the season.

Former Manchester United Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson has also poured encomiums on his ex arch rival.

He made his intention known in a press statement on Friday.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Wenger’s longtime rival, has described the Frenchman as “one of the greatest Premier League managers” in his tribute to the longest serving manager in the English Premier League.

He said, “I am pleased he has announced he is leaving at this stage of the season as he can now have the send-off that he truly deserves,” Ferguson told BBC Sport.

“He is, without doubt, one of the greatest Premier League managers and I am proud to have been a rival, a colleague and a friend to such a great man.

“It is great testament to his talent, professionalism and determination that has been able to dedicate 22 years of his life to a job that he loves.”

Also several footbal legends have also praised the the Frenchman who has spent 22 years in charge of the North London club.

Read what the legends said on the verified social media handles

Kanu Nwankwo

Nigerian football legend Kanu Nwankwo, who joined Arsenal from Inter Milan in 1999, described Wenger’s exit from the club as a big vacuum.

The 1996 Olympic gold medalist took to his Instagram page to pay a glowing tribute to Wenger.

kingkanu4Big shoes for anyone to fill, playing for Arsenal under Arsene was one of the best period of my career, 2 premiership, 2 FA cups, The invincibles, playing with some of the best assembled players, influencing millions of fans in Africa to support this great club are some of the memories that come to fore today but above all the privilege to have played for a gentleman like Wenger is most cherished.

Robin van Pesie

I will always see you as my footballing father where under your guidance I had the chance to grow as a man and a player, i’m forever thankful for that and wish you all the very best for the next chapter in your life! #ThanksArsene #TheBoss

Gary Lineker

Arsene Wenger is to leave @Arsenal at the end of the season. He has given much of his life to Arsenal. He has brought much success to the club. He has given much to the game of football in our country. Merci et bonne chance, Monsieur Wenger. #Wenger

 

Alexandra Lacazette

Almost every current and former Arsenal player showing respect to Arsène Wenger on social media. Expect nothing but full stadium till the end of the season and Wenger chants. Players should leave hearts in every game from now on. They all owe him.

Rio Ferdinand

How many people have revolutionised an industry?? Arsene #Wenger did – and won trophies doing it!!! #AFC

Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna on Wenger: “For life I’ll be thankful to him because he brought me to England. When I had tough moments, he always showed his trust.” https://t.co/XNj48Xy3zF

Nacho Monreal

Nacho Monreal on Wenger: “His legacy – he’s a manager who has made history at this club. Almost everything that Arsenal have achieved & everything that Arsenal means today is linked to Arsène Wenger. Being at a club for 21 or 22 years is unique & special.” #afc

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