As one of the Invincibles, Lauren knows better than most the impact that Arsene Wenger had on our club.
The former Cameroon international was at Emirates Stadium for an emotional goodbye to the boss, and this is what he told the media:
on whether it’s been an emotional day…
Definitely. It’s been an emotional day because I think Wenger has been the best manager for Arsenal history and also one of the best worldwide. To be here, to be part of it. The players in the dressing room gave him a show!
on what his legacy will be…
His legacy I think people will value it in the years to come. So far people can be short-minded because of what happened a few days ago but I think in the long term, the next five years, people will value it and will know that he came and transformed this football club for Arsenal. The Arsenal way will always belong to Arsene Wenger. He transformed them into a new style of play. He makes the full-backs come up, he makes the two centre backs come forward, he transformed Gilberto Silva who was a centre back into the middle, he put Thierry Henry who was playing on the left as a striker. They play on the ground football with style so it’s his legacy and it’s the Arsenal way.
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