I honestly don’t think all of us will be able to forget the negative side of his reign for at least 10 years which is why I was serious about giving him one when he dies. I mean there have been fans who have completely hated him for years and how do you get past that? If he had a statue tomorrow people would piss on it. van Persie could never get a statue because of how much he ended up being hated and no other “legend” I can recall has ever had so much hatred as Wenger. He’s a tainted legend and I think the taint can wear off but no time soon.
George Graham for example, I don’t think anyone really remembers / cares about his terrible final season and dodgy sacking because it was so long ago and now everyone just cares about what he did do right and I’m sure Wenger will be the same eventually.
If he dies in 20 years we’ll all be like “oh shit”, then we’ll read through his obituary and come across “Wenger was the most successful Arsenal manager of all time, winning three league titles and seven FA cups and went unbeaten for the entire 2003-04 season” and we’ll want to cry.