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Class Act

The reason why Arsene Wenger doesn’t have any winners medals will remind you of his legendary status

The long-serving Arsenal manager gave away all of his medals to underappreciated members of staff

Arsene Wenger is officially leaving Arsenal, and will leave a legacy up there with the very best.

Taking over an disorganised Arsenal side, Wenger reinvented the club, employing a philosophy of attractive football that has delivered three league titles and six FA Cups.

And that’s not even mentioning the Invincibles season.

Will Arsene Wenger be giving the thumbs up to Arsenal fans by staying on?

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Never forget what this man has done

But he isn’t in possession of any winners medals – because he always gave them away to a members of Arsenal’s backroom staff.

Arseene Wenger celebrates after winning the FA Cup in 2015

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A true gentleman

“I have no medals at home from anything. You come to my home, you will be surprised,” Wenger told the BBC.

“There is no trophy, no medal, nothing. I always give them out.

“There is always a guy at the club who did not get a medal – a member of staff – so I have given it to him.

“So you are always a medal short and you will always find someone who takes it.”

What a class act.

He deserves ten medals for this signing alone

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He deserves ten medals for this signing alone

Given that Wenger was the focal point for many frustrated fans’ anger, you would forgive him for also demanding that he be singled out for praise when the club succeeds.

But no, he believes the underappreciated members of the backroom staff deserve something to show for their efforts.

Whatever you thought of his capabilities as a manager come the end of his tenure, you have to say he is an outstanding ambassador and an example to others.