We were also aware of the plan to landscape the area. Had anyone noticed the trees that used to be in this spot? They were hardly an arboretum and the intention is to make this area much more pleasant. Talking to the groundsman, who now has the patch of plants behind the statue added to the minor job of keeping the pitch in match-winning form – he tells us the plants will flower in red and white, while remaining green all winter. The trees will be shaped – we suggested into trophies!
With the Arsenal webpage reminding us who Arsene Wenger was (we suppose there must be some new supporters who see him just as Arsenal history) and telling the story of the statue’s construction, we’ll leave this post with our take on the statue, the unofficial unveiling, and the moment Arsene saw it for the first time