Club unveils bust of Ken Friar - Pictures

Ken Friar OBE was honoured at last year's Annual General Meeting with a bust to celebrate more than 60 years of service to Arsenal Football Club.

On Wednesday, the long-serving director was given another surprise as his bust was unveiled on a plinth at a special ceremony at Emirates Stadium.

Mr Friar’s family, friends and fellow board members were in attendance as chairman Peter Hill-Wood paid tribute to Mr Friar before unveiling the bust.

"It was a total surprise," Mr Friar told "We had a board meeting, finished it and Ivan Gazidis said to me that there was something to show me in the Executive area. I didn't think anything more of it, we just dumped our papers, headed over there and it was a total surprise.

"It really is unbelievable. I have spent my lifetime here and never, ever thought this would happen. I feel very flattered and honoured, particularly for the family.

"It has been a great honour and something I never thought I would achieve. I hadn't even thought about it but here we are, it has happened and I have to be grateful for it. Sometimes you think it is all a dream."

Mr Friar, a driving force behind Arsenal's move to Emirates Stadium, is immortalised alongside three other Club legends in the Directors' Reception - Arsene Wenger, Herbert Chapman and Denis Hill-Wood.

Scroll down for a picture gallery of Wednesday's event.

18 Apr 2012