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Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to visit Liberia

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Charles Wenger will be expected to visit Liberia where his former player George Weah (while at Monaco) is now the President of the African country.

George Weah is to award his former boss the highest presidential accolade. When Weah assumed the presidency of Liberia earlier this year, he invited the Frenchman for his inauguration ceremony but he (Wenger) was still busy with engagements at Arsenal at the time.

During his visit, Wenger will receive the Order of Distinction crown from the President and also be given Knighthood with Grand Commander of the Humane Order of African Redemption.

“He took care of me like his son besides God, I think that without Arsène, there was no way I would have made it in Europe. I remember when I saw him the first time at Monaco, coming in a bit lost, not knowing anybody, not being rated by anybody as a player and becoming the best player in the world in 1995 and today becoming the president of his country,” Weah said.

Wenger signed the Liberian international for Monaco in 1988 before he went on to be the only African footballer to ever win the World Player of the Year accolade.

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