Legendary Manger Herbert Chapman, defensive stalwart and inspirational Captain Tony Adams and record breaking goal scorer Thierry Henry have all been commemorated in bronze statues, which were today unveiled at Emirates Stadium by Arsenal Chairman, Peter Hill-Wood.
The unveiling of statutes is a part of Arsenal Football Club's 125th anniversary celebrations. A large crowd, including many specially invited Arsenal supporters and Thierry Henry himself, witnessed the unveiling of the three statues, which are located in prominent positions around Emirates Stadium.
The First statue unveiled was of legendary Manager Herbert Chapman who was manger of Arsenal from 1924 and 1934.Chapman’s team won the league four times in five years, and his development of advanced diets, fitness and tactical approaches was revolutionary.
The statue of Tony Adams, which is located outside the North Bank at Emirates Stadium, is commemorating an Arsenal Legend who enjoyed a 19-year career at his only club.
The afternoon’s proceedings were concluded with Hill-Wood unveiling a statue of Thierry Henry, depicted in his famous celebration after scoring his wonder goal against Tottenham Hotspur at Highbury in November 2002. The statue of Henry is located in the south-east corner of Emirates Stadium, by the Spirit of Highbury mural.