Wed 29 March 2023 | 14:12

Arteta: Premier League has to be very grateful forever to Wenger

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes Arsene Wenger is the most influential manager in Premier League history.

Arsene Wenger who won three Premier League titles was inducted into the competition's Hall of Fame alongside Sir Alex Ferguson on Wednesday.


who played under Wenger for five seasons between 2011 and 2016, said no other manager had more impact on the Premier League than Wenger.

"I don't think any other managers have had a more impact,"

Arteta said.

"Some managers have brought different ideas, different characters, different competitions.

"He opened the Premier League to the world in a different way to other managers. He had a vision that was much wider than any other manager had at the time.

"England and the Premier League have to be very grateful forever to this man."

Arteta who was appointed as


's manager in 2019, has the Gunners leading the Premier League table by eight points with 10 games to go this season.

The Spanish manager said Wenger was an inspiration to him.

"I had a dream to play for this club and that was because of the way Arsenal played,"

added Arteta.

"It was so attractive. I had a phenomenal time with him. He pushed me as well at the end of my career to become a coach.

"We had a conversation and I asked him what he would do in my position because I had doubts in my career over whether I wanted to continue my journey as a coach.

"He helped me at the club and at the academy to do my badges and again, he was an inspiration."

source: SportMob

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