Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger officially opened ‘Stade Arsène Wenger’ on Sunday, a stadium near where he grew up named after him.

Just 20km from Strasbourg, Wenger visited Duppigheim and was welcomed by a crowd of around 600 people as he officially opened the stadium in his name.

“It’s an honour. I am a little surprised,” the legendary Arsenal boss said.

The stadium has 500 seats and will host USL Duppigheim home matches in future.

“He deserves to have one in every village in Alsace and France,” said club president Peter Troesch.

With the Emirates Stadium naming rights secured only until 2021, maybe there will eventually be another Arsène Wenger stadium before too long. That probably wouldn’t go down too well with a lot of fans but, after all he’s done, he’d probably deserve it.

Wenger will be busy as a pundit back home in France this summer as his home nation hosts Euro 2016.

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