The statues of Man City legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva are set to be unveiled outside the Etihad this weekend. Man City take on Arsenal after losing to their North London rivals Tottenham on an opening day. Sergio Aguero will join the duo next season. The club labelled the contribution of the trio as unparalleled to the transformation of the club.

Vincent Kompany left Man City first in 2019 after leading the side to for Premier League titles, two FA cups and for EFL cups. Silva made 436 appearances for the Manchester club and is regarded as the greatest to ever play for the club. Andy Scott, an award-winning sculptor was chosen to carve the statues.

“Ultimately, Vincent and David do not need statues to enshrine their achievements at Manchester City over the past decade. They are already revered as icons of their generation.” Khaldoon Al Mubarak, the club’s chairman, said. “But what these artworks give us, and generations to come is the opportunity to be reminded of, and savour, the truly magical moments created by both men.”

“It’s an unbelievable honour to work on something that will be visited by hundreds of thousands of fans as they remember and celebrate the achievement of their footballing heroes,” Scott said. “I have always been struck by how sportsmen and women move and perform, and in the case of football specifically, how they anticipate the ball, how they combine with their teammates, and sometimes simply how they stand.”

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