A TRIBUTE FOR LE PROF: 1000… ARSENE KNOWS

Arsene Wenger

It is a major achievement to reach 1,000 games as a manager at such a high level and I would like to send my congratulations to Arsène. When I signed my contract with Arsenal I remember there were some doubts about my knee injury at the time but he had such faith in me. I paid back that faith as the team went on to win a number of prizes together.
Marc Overmars

There are two things I remember about him above everything else – like me, he loves passion and quality. He has always had a great passion for football and he is always looking for quality. Congratulations Arsène.
Dennis Bergkamp

Congratulations boss. It was a pleasure working with you – you certainly helped my career with your technical work but you also gave me the opportunity to progress. I feel that most of my medals are down to you and I wish you all the best for the future. Here’s to another 1,000 games. Good luck.
Ray Parlour

Arsène Wenger was the best manager I ever had – and that is considering I have also been managed by great coaches like Héctor Cuper. Arsenal gave me the chance to develop at one of the best clubs in football. His dedication and professionalism has been admirable. Congratulations.
Lauren

Arsène Wenger and what he means to me: An inspirational manager; Trust; A new style of football for Arsenal Football Club. Congratulations Arsène on reaching 1,000 games
Nigel Winterburn

It was a pleasure to work with Arsène. He made me discover a fantastic club where I won many titles.
Robert Pires

First of all congratulations to Arsène for reaching the milestone of 1,000 games. Having been at the coalface of football along with Arsène for so long, I feel I am in a position to assess his achievement.

No one can survive the football industry as long as Arsène has without certain attributes and qualities. His undoubted love of the game was always apparent but his abundant energy and desire over all of those years has allowed him to survive in such an intense profession.

Of course his ability as a coach, manager and teacher have brought huge successes to Arsenal Football Club. However, it is his convictions, beliefs and philosophies that will always remind me that he is a special person. Someone who set out his way at a great football club and produced some wonderful players and teams. Well done Arsène on your remarkable achievement of 1,000 games.
Sir Alex Ferguson

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