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Wenger reveals he turned down Premier League offers due to Arsenal links

Wenger reveals he turned down Premier League offers due to Arsenal links”

Sir Alex Ferguson, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and fellow football greats have paid tribute to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The 69-year-old, who spent 22 years with the North London club, was praised by the likes of Thierry Henry and Cesc Fabregas throughout the evening.

Legit.ng earlier reported that ex-Manchester United gaffer Alex Ferguson has showered encomium on his former rival Arsene Wenger, calling the Frenchman a legend. It is a fantastic charity and I am really proud of you in taking part in it but most of all for the career you had as a manager at Arsenal, absolutely fantastic.

"You loved the competition". So once again, I loved the competition against you, we had some great times and it's wonderful you are getting this award tonight.

"So good luck, my blessing with you".

Ferguson's caustic jibes towards the former Monaco head coach, who arrived at Arsenal as a virtual unknown from Nagoya Grampus Eight, also included: "He's a novice".

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Arsene Wenger Manager of Arsenal puts on his coat during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium on March 2, 2016 in London, England. "You draw, you're seventh; you win a game, you're third".

"For me that would be enough. I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club, so I just support him", Wenger said.

"No, I'm an Arsenal man".

"I think they have a good opportunity to do it this year because we look in front of Tottenham, we look in front of Manchester United at the moment and Chelsea is coming back a little bit, so I think we have a good opportunity to be in the top four", Wenger said.

"I chose to move out of the Premier League because I am too linked with Arsenal", he told Sky Sports.



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