David Dein says Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal is ‘immeasurable’
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David Dein has hailed Arsene Wenger and says he will have ‘no shortage of offers’ if he opts to continue in management once he leaves Arsenal at the end of this season.
Wenger declined to go into detail about his future in the aftermath of Sunday’s 4-1 victory over West Ham at the Emirates on Sunday, but the former Gunners vice chairman insists the Frenchman will be feted my many of Europe’s top clubs.
Dein paid fulsome tribute to his former colleague at the North London giants – with their partnership crucial for the club on and off the pitch.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the much-missed: “Arsene will be 69 in October and he is extraordinarily fit. He has a very active mind and great knowledge of the game.
“Over the last few years I know for a fact he’s been approached by some of the biggest clubs in the world.
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“Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, the England national team [all] wanted him at one stage.
“There will be no shortage of offers.”
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Dein appointed Wenger as Gunners boss in September 1996 and the former Monaco manager guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002.
When asked how big Wenger’s legacy will be at Arsenal, Dein replied: “Enormous.
“His style of play, his mannerism, the way he has conducted himself, his integrity, his honesty, the way he handles players, his concern for youth development.
“What he has done for the club is immeasurable.”
Dein added: “His results speak for themselves over the years. He has been enormously successfully and will undoubtedly go down in history as the greatest Arsenal manager ever.”