Former Super Eagles forward, Victor Ikpeba, has described former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger as a man who nurtures brilliant talents and gave him space to excel in the round leather game.
Ikpeba once played under Wenger when he was at Monaco in the Ligue 1, where he scored 55 goals in 170 appearances in all competitions.
The 1997 African footballer of the year and Atlanta Olympic gold medalist, told Brila FM that he’s delighted to have played under the French tactician and stated that he wouldn’t have been crowned African Best if not for him.
“I will say from my heart, thanks to Wenger (Arsene) you know,” Ikpeba said. He gave me that opportunity to play in AS Monaco, maybe I wouldn’t have been the African footballer of the year, maybe, I might never have had the opportunity to be with the team that went to the 1994 World Cup also the team that won the Olympics.
So, I’m really grateful for that man; he’s a good man and a good human being. And I’m sure he’s missing football right now, I think he’s done his own bit.”