The Legends of Football event is an annual charity fundraising night, supported by the Premier League in aid of, Nordoff Robbins. The event has raised a staggering £8m for our life-changing music therapy since Jimmy Greaves was Guest of Honour at its inaugural event in 1996.
“Since leaving Arsenal I have received some interesting proposals some of which I am currently contemplating. However, one invitation that I did not hesitate to accept, and I am extremely honoured to do so, is to receive the 2019 Legends of Football award,” said Arsène Wenger. “I have always enjoyed music and I am excited to be involved in the work Legends of Football does to support Nordoff Robbins, which is a fantastic charity. Music therapy can change people’s lives, across a broad spectrum of disabilities, and I will help in any way I can. I look forward to celebrating at the Legends of Football event on 7 October.”
Geoff Shreeves, Sky Sports presenter and Legends of Football chairman commented: “Arsène is somebody who we have been wanting to honour for over a decade so we are genuinely thrilled that he has agreed to be this year’s recipient. His achievements at Arsenal were nothing short of spectacular and his name is etched in Premier League history. He quite simply changed the face of the Premier League and will be an outstanding ambassador for Legends of Football and Nordoff Robbins in the year ahead.”
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