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Man City to honour legends Kompany and Silva with statues at the Etihad


EXCLUSIVE: Man City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak was instrumental in the decision to pay a lasting tribute to players who have helped transform the Blues into serial winners over the last decade

Manchester City will this week honour club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva by unveiling statues of the pair ahead of the clash with Arsenal.

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak was instrumental in the decision to pay a lasting tribute to players who have helped transform the Blues into serial winners over the last decade.

A third statue of record goalscorer Sergio Aguero has also been commissioned following the Argentine’s departure from the Etihad earlier this summer.

But fans will get their first view of the sculptures carved to capture Kompany and Silva in all their glory before Pep Guardiola’s champions meet the Gunners at Saturday lunchtime.



Manchester City will this week honour club legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva
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Both players are understood to be thrilled with the pieces, which will be situated outside the Etihad’s East Stand.

Kompany, 35, the inspirational captain who lifted four Premier League titles after joining the club in a bargain £6million deal from Hamburg on the eve of the Abu Dhabi takeover in 2008, became manager of Anderlecht in 2019.

Silva, also 35, has spent the last year playing back in La Liga for Real Sociedad after playing in the same four title-winning teams as Kompany.

The pair were also part of the side that lifted the FA Cup in 2011 to end City’s 35-year wait for a trophy.







They helped win the Cup again two years ago when the Blues completed a unique domestic Treble and both players have a clutch of League Cup medals.

Aguero, 33, left City to join Barcelona after helping City win their fifth Premier League title in May.

He scored 260 goals in 390 appearances for the club after arriving from Atletico Madrid for £36million – including the dramatic title-winning strike against QPR at the end of his debut season.












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