Arsene Wenger has today made the decision to step down from the club and it’s news that has been met with shockwaves around the footballing world.
And after hearing the Frenchman’s announcement Gary Neville has had his say.
One of the 68-year-old’s biggest critiques was the former Manchester United defender turned Sky Sports pundit who regularly tore apart the Gunners boss post-match, usually questioning his defensive capabilities and whether he even practiced those with his team.
But in a heartfelt tribute to the Arsenal stalwart. Neville paid homage to the 21-years that Wenger has spent at the helm where he complimented the double-winning 1998 side and the fact that other teams had to change their philosophies.
He wrote on his official Twitter account: “Arsene Wenger built the best teams that I played against in English Football .The 98 team was Amazing.The biggest compliment is that he played football that made us change the way we played against them. He now deserves the most incredible send off from all in the coming weeks.”
Football Insider verdict:
Wenger is Arsenal’s longest standing manager and most successful manager at the North London outfit. A three-time Premier League winner, including the Invincible season and seven-time FA Cup winner, it would be fair to say that he has left his mark on the English game. Neville played under Sir Alex Ferguson as United and the Gunners battles during the 90s and noughties became the biggest fixture in the Premier League era as the two struck up a fierce rivalry. However, that era is now well and truly over with today’s news and the search is now on for who will fill the massive void left by Arsene Wenger.
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