Ahead of a Premier League match against Arsenal, Manchester City plan to make a moving tribute to some of their biggest legends.
Manchester City will install sculptures of Vincent Kompany and David Silva outside the Etihad Stadium ahead of Saturday’s match against Arsenal.
The Premier League champions have also announced plans to install a third statue of Sergio Aguero in 2022. The tributes are a form of recognition for their ‘unparalleled contribution to the club’s transformation’.
Andy Scott, an award-winning US-based sculptor, is the man tasked with creating all statues of the Manchester City greats.
“Ultimately, Vincent and David do not need statues to enshrine their achievements at Manchester City over the past decade,” read a statement from the club’s chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak.
“They are already revered as icons of their generation.
“But what these artworks give us, and generations to come, is the opportunity to be reminded of, and savor, the truly magical moments created by both men.”
Kompany ended a glorious 11-year spell at City in 2019 upon winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and four EFL Cups. The now-Anderlecht coach spent eight seasons as the club’s captain.
Silva, on the other hand, made 436 appearances for City. The Spaniard, who now plays for Real Sociedad in La Liga, is widely considered as one of the finest players to grace the Etihad.