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There were excellent tributes from former Villa director Tony Hales, BBC presenter Nick Owen and Dein.
Dein, 75, was the man who plucked Wenger from obscurity in Japan's J-League and gave him the platform to become Arsenal's greatest manager.
Former Arsenal vice-chairman Dein, the man who brought Wenger to the club in 1996, says his legacy will last forever and he has made his mark on English football.
And Dein - who is now a Premier League ambassador - has revealed how he tried to get the Glasgow giants into the English top flight back in the day.
Dein was instrumental in bringing Wenger to north London in 1996 and remains one of the Frenchman's closest friends in football.
Dein has remained in close contact with Wenger since leaving Arsenal after the pair spent 11 largely successful years working together.
Dein, the 67-year-old former Arsenal and FA vice-chairman, has emerged as the favourite to secure the position.
It was hardly the impact the 2018 bid team - Dein was recently appointed its international president - was hoping for, but the former Arsenal vice-chairman does not believe on-field matters will be overly significant.
Dein is highly-regarded as a politician and tops the wanted list as Football League headhunters begin their quest to find a new supremo.
But the law changed, and suddenly Dein became a leading shareholder in the club.
Dein made a sudden departure in April because of "irreconcilable differences" with the rest of the Gunners board, meaning Wenger lost his closest ally at the club.
DAVID DEIN has quit as vicechairman of Arsenal because of "irreconcilable differences" with board colleagues, the club said yesterday.