Arsenal's manager, Arsene Wenger, who holds the record of the most matches managed in the Premier League (823 games as of today, April 20), has announced he will resign at the end of this season.
And as expected, top players and managers in the Premier League have paid tribute to the 68-year-old.
Pep Guardiola: "Arsene Wenger has all my respect. The Premier League is the Premier League now because of Arsene Wenger and what he has done, his vision and respect for football. I wish him all the best in the future. Of course it was a pleasure to compete against him."
Jürgen Klopp: "He is role model, an influencer and very, very successful."
Jose Mourinho: "I always wish the best for my opponents. If he looks forward to the next chapter of his career in his life, I'm really happy for him."
In this report, NAIJ.com rounds up Wenger's five best moments in more than two decades with the club.
1. The 2004 Invincibles
This certainly has to be Wenger's greatest achievement in his long career at Arsenal. Going a full season, 38 league games home and away, without defeat is the most remarkable thing football lovers have seen in the Premier League history.
It started with a 2-1 win at home to Everton and ended with a 2-1 win at home to Leicester and between those two there were 24 wins, 12 draws, no defeats.
12 years after, this feat is still unique as no club has been able to repeat this or create a better record.
2. The 1998 and 2002 Double
Arsene Wenger became the first foreign manager in the Premier League to win the double in 1998.
He went on to do it twice as he also won a double in 2002 (the Premier League and FA cup).
3. FA cup win in 2014 to end 9-year title drought
Arsene Wenger won the FA Cup in the year after their Invincibles season, but he went through nine years without silverware after that, which brought to light the movement #WengerOut on social media.
But Arsenal came from two goals down to eventually defeat Hull City in extra-time of a dramatic final that ended the club's trophy drought.
Wenger went on to make it back-to-back FA Cup triumphs by winning the 2015 competition too.
4. Thierry Henry's goal in 2005/2006 Champions League semifinal against Real Madrid
Arsenal's run to their first and so far only Champions League final was spectacular.
A 1-0 win at Real Madrid, thanks to a Thierry Henry strike, saw Wenger's side become the first English team to win at the Bernabeu.
Sadly, they lost the final to Barcelona after been reduced to 10-men in the early stage of the game.
5. Seven FA Cup trophies and a record in 2017
Wenger became most successful manager in FA Cup history after his Arsenal side downed Chelsea 2-1 to lift the title.
The Frenchman has won seven FA Cup titles, more than any other manager in the title's 144 years of existence.
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