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Arsene Wenger believes his greatest legacy at Arsenal is the players he has developed into top stars.
Wenger is popularly known for improving players he has managed irrespective of their age. Established players have played under the French man and got better while young players have developed into top stars under the tutelage of the French man and the boss believes he will be remembered for that when he steps down as manager.
Wenger is currently celebrating 20 years at the club but has been under the spot light in recent years due to his failure to lead the team to the league title since 2004.
The French man was successful in his early years at the club, winning three league titles and six FA cups but Wenger believes his legacy will not be the trophies he has won but the players he has helped develop into top stars.
On the eve of his 20 years anniversary, Wenger heaped praise on Koscielny who was an unknown defender before he joined the club. The French defender has developed into one of the best under the tutelage of the French tactician and the boss believes players like Koscielny will be his legacy.
He said: “I’d like to think finding players like Laurent will be my legacy.
That has given me so much joy and driven me on.
“I feel so proud that I might have helped their careers.
“To me, it is what a manager is about, that and trying tomorrow to be better than I was yesterday.”
“Koscielny is one of the players whose development I am most proud of.
“It is one of the most gratifying aspects of my job to take a player who nobody knows.
“One of the aspects of our job is to give chances to people who deserve it. It’s great – I can influence people’s lives positively.
Koscielny started his career at French club Guingamp but struggled to make an impact in the early stages of his career. He later dropped to the third division of the French league where Wenger spotted him.