Arsenal give Arsene Wenger a trophy for being manager for 20 years
September 30, 2016
Arsene Wenger is celebrating 20 years without getting sacked by Arsenal and to mark the achievement, the club presented him with a crystal vase that can occupy the space left by all the trophies Wenger hasn’t won over the last decade.
It's a special morning at the training ground #Wenger20
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) September 30, 2016
Wenger wasn’t the only one receiving gifts, though. Journalists were also given fancy pens and presumably told where they could stick them by Wenger as he handed them out.
Arsene Wenger handed pens out to journalists to mark his 20th anniversary as Arsenal manager. Nice touch. pic.twitter.com/L25pTzSyqD
— Mattias Karén (@MattiasKaren) September 30, 2016
This gift was fitting given that, like Wenger himself, the pen is a once dominant relic from a bygone era that has been unable to adapt to the modern world and is something that the younger generation struggles to see as useful.