The only African to win Fifa World Footballer of the year, George Weah
On Arsenal’s website Wenger says: “I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia, George Weah.
It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country and so well done Georgie and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win.”
Arsene Wenger was Weah’s manager at Monaco in the 1990s.
Weah, a former Fifa World Footballer of the Year, ran for Liberia’s presidency in Tuesday’s election
He failed in his two previous attempts to become president.