06 Dec 2018


Arsène Wenger was presented with the League Managers Association Service to Football Award at this evening's LMA President’s Dinner 2018, with England Manager and LMA President Gareth Southgate, at Wembley Stadium.

Gareth presented Arsène with a hand-crafted silver salver, commissioned by Thomas Lyte, appointed Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to Her Majesty The Queen.

Additionally during the evening, The FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn, presented departing FA Technical Director Dan Ashworth with a special award, to recognise his achievements during his time at The FA.

On the career achievements of Arsène Wenger, LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson said: "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.

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."