Manager Arsene Wenger’s decision to leave Arsenal feels like “a star has dropped out of the sky”, says former vice-chairman David Dein who was quoted by BBC Sport
The 68-year-old Frenchman announced on Friday he will step down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge.
Dein recruited Wenger to become Arsenal manager in October 1996 before leaving his post as vice-chairman in 2007.
BBC Sport further quoted the former vice chairman to say “He will undoubtedly go down in history as the greatest Arsenal manager ever,” said Dein.
“His style of football, the way he has conducted himself, his honesty, integrity, the way he handles players, the way he is concerned with youth development – what he has done for the club is immeasurable.
“It’s not just for Arsenal. His legacy is for global football.”
Wenger won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1997-98 and 2001-02.