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‘Well deserved’… Nwankwo Kanu congratulates Arsene Wenger on Hall of Fame induction

‘Well deserved’… Nwankwo Kanu congratulates Arsene Wenger on Hall of Fame induction

Former Super eagles and Arsenal forward, Nwankwo Kanu, has congratulated former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, on his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

The Frenchman was inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside arch rival and former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson. The duo were the stand out managers in the league in the 90s and 2000s with both winning 16 Premier League titles amongst themselves. 

While Ferguson won a record 13 Premier League titles leaving Wenger with three, the 73-year-old Frenchman led his 2003/04 Arsenal side to winning the title without losing a game, a feat that is yet to be replicated in the league. 

The Hall of Fame recognises and celebrates individuals who have an exceptional record of success and have made a significant contribution to the Premier League since its inception in 1992. It is the highest individual honour awarded by the League.

Wenger, who managed a record 828 Premier League matches, including 476 wins and 199 draws says he is delighted with the honour.

Wenger said: “I am very grateful to have been selected for the Premier League Hall of Fame. We always wanted to give something special to the fans and when you have players capable of remarkable things, the most important thing for me is the obligation of perfection.

“I’d like to be known as someone who loved Arsenal, who respected the values of the club and left it in a position where it can grow and become even bigger.”

Kanu who joined Arsenal in 1999 from Inter Milan in a deal that was facilitated by Wenger has hailed the manager also stating that the recognition is deserved. 

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