Am I nonetheless dreaming or did it actually occur!Postponement after postponement, I thought it might by no means occur however lastly, it did, on Monday night time on the Palladium, London.And it gave Arsenal followers and basic soccer followers an opportunity to come back collectively with two of essentially the most clever, superb, and influential those who soccer and specifically Arsenal soccer membership will ever know!Never in my wildest desires did I think about to be a part of such a tremendous night time. And as a lifelong Arsenal fan it was an honour to be current on such a particular night time. So a lot in order that I simply needed to write about it!Arriving with a purple carpet in entrance of me made me really feel I didn’t belong. Somewhere I was out of my consolation zone in entrance of so many eyes, however as soon as inside I by no means felt so at dwelling!The night time I had the privilege to attend an occasion with legends Arsene Wenger, David Dein, many ex-Arsenal legends and many celebrities together with Dermot O’Leary, one principal Arsenal legend for me, Ian Wright and one Arsenal Women’s legend, Alex Scott.As an attendee on the VIP celebration and mixing in with the likes of Freddie Ljungberg, David Seaman, Jens Lehmann, Ray Parlour, Martin Keown and many extra, is one thing I may have solely dreamed of.Then shifting into the Theatre Hall, we had been spoilt with much more legends, Pat Rice, Robert Pires, Patrick Vieira and Cesc Fabregas to call a number of, properly it might be simply an excessive amount of to call all of them!But it was an evening the place going into it you knew among the ins and outs of Arsene’s tenure on the membership however not on this nice private element.Arsene and David’s honesty made me love and respect them each much more than I already do.The ardour, intelligence and loyalty of each of those males for one another, their membership, the followers and all their gamers and individuals concerned at and with Arsenal and soccer basically -barring some referees of course- is one thing that to this present day has not and won’t be replicated.Dein and Wenger made Arsenal soccer membership what it’s in the present day and though individuals solely keep in mind the negatives about trophies and the shortage of it, no person can deny that what Arsene and David did for the primary eight years of his time on the membership no less than, was one thing that will by no means be achieved by anybody once more, particularly the Invincibles!Arsene modified Arsenal and he modified soccer and in the event that they actually did appoint him for the pure sense that ARSENE and ARSENAL sounded the identical then it was the most effective appointment ever!Yes, all of it went downhill in 2007, and as soon as David Dein left you knew it might, because the connection and job they did collectively was one thing particular and may solely be carried out collectively.Unfortunately, us followers needed to get used to the truth that each males left our beloved membership, properly the day was all the time going to reach, however there isn’t any denying the recollections and the legacy they’ve left behind, and what a legacy it’s!One factor is for certain from the legendary gamers contained in the corridor, even to this present day to see and hear them nonetheless calling Arsene “Boss” and to listen to much more in depth, the best way David and Arsene had been father figures to many, together with the superb Ian Wright and Thierry Henry, exhibits that when you deal with individuals proper and affect their lives in essentially the most constructive of the way, then they may all the time keep in mind and respect you perpetually!Wenger is a properly-liked, clever and revered particular person. An Arsenal legend in his personal proper and all the time might be. And had Dein stayed, who is aware of what would have occurred, possibly we might have gone on to win the treble and even the quadruple, however it doesn’t take their double titles, invincibles title and different achievements away, it makes you admire them much more.But the respect individuals and gamers, not simply at Arsenal however in soccer basically, have for these two males can’t be purchased by any value. The love for them won’t ever die and neither will the respect.They are and all the time might be, two legends, each individually and collectively.No matter what occurs on the membership nobody can take away Arsene Wenger, David Dein, their connection to the membership, their friendship, their achievements and their real love and ardour for Arsenal and soccer.So, to 2 nice legends of our membership – Mr Arsene Wenger and Mr David Dein-  it was an honour to be there on such a tremendous night time, thanks for the laughs, the tales, the insights and for all you might have carried out for soccer and for our membership and what you’ll proceed to do for soccer around the globe. Keep being you, you’re each superb as you’re.This will perpetually be probably the greatest nights of my life. Thank you!Shenel [email protected]_

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