103-year-old woman wins Wenger’s letter

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A devoted fan of Arsenal, Margaret Welby, who “adores manager Arsene Wenger to such an extent she calls herself his ‘girlfriend, has received a card from the Frenchman on her 103rd birthday.


103-year old Margaret with the letter.


Along with family portraits, Margaret has, on the wall of her room, one with the image of the coach. Now, he will have a new item in the room: in addition to the letter, Wenger sent home a photo autographed by him, wishing him Happy Birthday.

“On behalf of all the player and staff, may I take this opportunity to send our congratulations and good wishes on the occasion of your 103rd birthday!

“We understand that you are a loyal Arsenal supporter for which we are very grateful.

“We do hope that you will enjoy this special day and wish you all the very best for the future from everyone here at Arsenal Football Club,” Wenger wrote.

Mother of five, grandmother of 11 grandchildren and great-grandmother’s great-grandmother, Margaret celebrated her birthday last weekend, surrounded by her family. Her son Martin says she is in love with Wenger, for her style of running the team, her tactical knowledge and her game philosophy.