Arséne Who? Happy Birthday Le Boss!

By Avenell Dave

Thank you for bringing us players like Patrick Vieira, Robert Pires, Manu Petit, Thierry Henry, Robin van Persie, Thomas Vermaelen, Cesc Fabregas, Freddie Ljungberg and Marc Overmars.

Thank you for two Premier League and FA Cup Doubles.

Thank you for guiding us to two additional FA Cup wins.

Thank you for The Invincibles.

Thank you for leading us to the UEFA Cup and Champions League finals and the Carling Cup final.

Thank you for turning Arsenal into one of the most attractive footballing teams in the world.

Thank you for your vision and insight regarding the construction of a new training ground and a new stadium.

Thank you for maintaining your integrity and sticking to your principles when all around you are losing their heads (including us Addicts at times).

I hope there is no anger or aggression at today's AGM - and that you get the rousing congratulations your tenure deserves.

Yes, we haven't won a trophy for a whole four years - a drop in the ocean compared to previous barren spells - but I for one have absolute faith (even if a couple of the current squad don't convince me) that the doubters will soon be silenced.

You are a true legend in the history of Arsenal FC and your legacy will endure.

I have a feeling there is more glory to come.