Arsenal fans have created a petition to name Emirates Stadium after Arsene Wenger

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The Emirates Stadium has been the home of Arsenal Football Club since 2006, with the legendary Dennis Bergkamp having his testimonial be the first official match played at the ground.

The stadium holds just over 60,000 spectators and has seen the club win three FA cup since its inception.

Arsene Wenger was the boss when the stadium was built and remained at the helm until 2018, meaning he was of the prominent figures associated with the ground.

The Frenchman received a lot of criticism during his final 10 years at the club, but once he inevitably announced his resignation, many fans began to pay tribute to a manager who had brought the club much success.

The Arsenal supporters even started a petition a year ago to rename the Emirates Stadium after Wenger.

The petition was set to a 5,000 signature limit and is currently at 4,339 as I write this article.

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Ex-Arsenal player Paul Merson spoke on the subject when the petition was announced, and fully supported the idea to honour the Frenchman.

"They should drop the Emirates bit - they don't need the money - and name it the Arsene Wenger Stadium," Merson told Sky Sports News.

"That's his stadium. He built that. He made that stadium. Even if they called it the Emirates Arsene Wenger Stadium. He deserves to be on that."

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Fellow Arsenal legend, Alan Smith, agreed with Merson's notion bu thinks there could be financial issues when it comes to naming rights.

"I go along with what Merse said. I think it's a great shout - to name the stadium after him would be a fitting tribute." he said.

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"Obviously, clubs these days are unwilling to forego all of the millions that come with naming rights, but I think that would be fantastic."

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