This has been a thoroughly disappointing season for Arsenal and it was no real surprise when long-term boss Arsene Wenger announced his retirement at the end of his 22nd season with the club. His reign came to an end with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town last weekend and many have called for the Frenchman to be officially recognised for the positive contribution which he has made both to Arsenal and to the English game in general over the past two decades.
Indeed the matter was announced in the House of Commons earlier this week with Tory MP Huw Merriman stating that he should be given a Knighthood for his “commitment to the core values of British sport and society”. Some bookies firmly believe that the outcome of any future debate into this matter will result in the former Gunners boss being included in the New Year’s Honours List, William Hill Bookmakers going 10/11 that Arsene Wenger is knighted.
Non-British subjects cannot use the title ‘sir’ and therefore he wouldn’t be known as Sir Arsene Wenger’, however the likelihood remains that he will be formally recognised in some way given his contribution to the British football scene over the past 22 years.