Arsene Wenger has had a stadium named after him in the village of Duppigheim, three kilometres from his childhood birthplace Duttlenheim.
The boss officially opened the arena, which features floodlights and a grandstand for 500 spectators, this afternoon and stayed to talk to locals and pose for selfies.
At the inauguration, Wenger spoke of his surprise at being honoured in such a way said he hopes the venue will provide inspiration for youngsters.
“I hope this will show young people here that there should never be obstacles to dreams, anything can happen.
“When I was a kid, I never thought I’d coach a big club. If this contributes only to that, it’s already a good thing.”
Peter Troesch, president of the club that will play at the Stade Arsene Wenger, added: “He deserves to have one in every village in Alsace and France.”
Looks like it was a fun day out for the boss…and dare we say it, not an A4 banner in sight.
If you want to learn more about Wenger’s childhood in the region, check out the subtitled video we posted a few weeks back.