Arsene Wenger briefly made his return to management over the weekend, taking charge of a Premier League Masters side in a charity match.
The Premier League Masters were facing off against an African Masters side in a charity game organised for Nwankwo Kanu’s Heart Foundation. There were hundreds in attendance at Barnet’s Hive Stadium and former Gunners like Robert Pires, William Gallas and Kanu playing for the Premier League side.
All three ended up on the scoresheet in a 9-4 win for Wenger’s side, along with goals for Danny Webber, David Thompson and Louis Saha. For the African Masters, Lomana LuaLua scored a brace, with Yakubu and Michael Essien grabbing the other two goals.
The match was held to try and raise money to build a permanent facility for children with heart problems. As it stands, they have to fly the children around the world to India for operations.
It’s good to see Arsene Wenger and the rest getting involved in this sort of event. Hopefully, it was an enjoyable experience for all involved and raised a lot of money as well.