Arsenal supporters have been reacting to reports that the club are planning to honour Arsene Wenger with a statue outside the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman enjoyed the greatest success of his career in north London, winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups in a 22-year spell.
Wenger has been credited with transforming the face of English football after his arrival in 1996, with his approach to nutrition, player scouting and improving the style of football previously seen in the top flight.
And it has been claimed that the Gunners’ hierarchy are in the process of creating a bronze statue in honour of their former boss.
The Athletic’s Handbrake Off podcast report that the construction of the statue is underway, and there is also a possibility that Wenger will have a stand named after him.
If completed, Wenger would join his former players Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Tony Adams in receiving statues outside the stadium, whilst ex-Gunners boss Herbert Chapman has also been previously honoured.
After leaving the Emirates at the end of 2017/18, the 70-year-old took up a role with Fifa, where he heads up global football development.
There is also speculation that prominent club figures at Arsenal are planning for Wenger to return in pre-season as part of celebrations to coincide with unveiling of his statue.
Some Arsenal supporters took to Twitter to react to the news, with many pleased that the club are rightfully honouring the most successful manager in their history.