Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger received the League Managers Association Service to Football Award at the LMA President’s Dinner 2018.
England manager who doubles as LMA President, Gareth Southgate, handed Wenger with a hand-crafted silver salver which was commissioned by Thomas Lyte, appointed Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen.
LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson while talking about Arsene Wenger’s achievement, said as quoted by League Managers:
“Arsène’s contribution to English football has been hugely important to the advancement of the national game since he arrived at Arsenal Football Club in 1996. It is our privilege to bestow upon him the LMA Service to Football Award in recognition of his magnificent achievements.”
“On behalf of his peers in the LMA, I thank him for his dedication to the profession and hope he will continue to have an impact on the game for many years to come.”
On the other hand, LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added:
“The LMA is proud to recognise Arsène’s remarkable career in football management. The role of the football manager has changed beyond recognition since Arsène’s first match at Highbury in 1996, but his profound influence on the game over the past 22 years means he truly deserves the admiration of his fellow practitioners in football.”