How Arsene Wenger established African players in English football | Sport

Arsene Wenger left the pitch for the final time as Arsenal manager following a 1-0 away win to Huddersfield on the final day of the English Premier League season.

Three league titles, a record seven FA Cups, and two Manager of the Year awards make the Frenchman one of the most successful managers in English football.

However, the impact of Wenger’s 22-year reign at the London club goes far beyond the silverware.

“Wenger is not just a football coach. He’s a man who knows we are all human beings before footballers. And that’s why he was able to affect the lives of so many people positively,” former Nigerian international Nwankwo Kanu, who helped Wenger win two league titles, told Al Jazeera.

Among the many things that will define Wenger’s legacy following his exit is his role in establishing…

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