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Tony Adams posts the perfect tribute to Arsene Wenger despite recent feud

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The day has come.

Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign has finally come to an end, abruptly but at the same time with a sense of inevitability.

It's been 14 years since the Gunners last lifted the Premier League, a drought that proved too much to bear for the Frenchman's fiercest critics.

However, now the first signs of dust are beginning to settle on his tenure, even the 'Wenger Out' brigade can appreciate his phenomenal achievements in the game.

Three titles, seven FA Cups, seven Community Sheilds, a Champions League final - the first decade was quite the ride for a manager who Sir Alex Ferguson claimed in 1997 didn't know "anything about the English game".

Sadly, while there were some glory days at Highbury, Le Professeur's time at the Emirates will be remembered as much for the vitriol aimed at him as for some of the cheerier moments.

Even former captain Tony Adams took aim at him last year, insisting he was "essentially not a coach" in his book.

Wenger responded to that jibe by calling the then-Granada boss "sad", so it's fair to say that recently, there has been little love lost between the two.

Adams' tribute 

All that is water under the bridge now that the veteran manager is on his way out, though, and Adams has posted a fine tribute to his old mentor on Instagram:

"Thanks for everything Arsene," Adams wrote.

"Move over Herbert, Arsene Wenger the greatest Arsenal Manager."

Plenty of Arsenal fans will be divided on the debate over whether Wenger has trumped the achievements of the great Herbert Chapman, who managed the club between 1925-1934 and transformed them into an elite side.

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It's a big claim, but at least it's an indication that Adams does still have a great deal of respect for him.

Like most supporters, the ex-skipper surely just wants what's best for the club and it could be an anxious wait to see who replaces Wenger.

Patrick Vieira, Brendan Rodgers, Carlos Ancelotti, Joachim Loew are among the early favourites.

Who do you think should succeed Wenger? Have your say in the comments. 

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