LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger described David Seaman as a legend in English sport after learning of the goalkeeper's retirement.
Wenger, who allowed Seaman, 40, to join Manchester City at the start of the season, told the Daily Mirror newspaper: I want to personally thank David for what he has done at Arsenal.
He will certainly be remembered as a legend in English sport. I would think that everyone in England would feel that way and thank him for what he has done in his career.
He was not only a great goalkeeper but also had a great attitude and his fair play was outstanding.
Wenger added: It (Seaman's retirement) was a complete surprise and maybe it shows the injury was serious.
It is a big loss to English football because he is a fantastic keeper. But it is also a wise decision. He realised that carrying on could be a danger to his health and his body.
Seaman spent 13 years at Arsenal, winning three league titles, four FA Cups and the European Cup Winners' Cup, including the doubles of 1998 and 2002. Reuters