Lexus win­ner

The Jewish Chronicle - - Motoring -

ARSE­NAL FOOT­BALL CLUB man­ager Arsène Wenger of­fi­cially opened the UK’s largest Lexus Cen­tre at its spe­cial launch event on Oc­to­ber 23. Fresh from his team’s 2-5 win against Fener­bahce in Turkey in the group stage of the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League just two days’ pre­vi­ously, Mr Wenger posed for pho­to­graphs and signed au­to­graphs, as he milled with the 500 guests.

Mr Wenger, who drives a Lexus LS 600h, re­ceived a rap­tur­ous wel­come from guests who, given the North Lon­don lo­ca­tion, not sur­pris­ingly con­tained a high num­ber of Arse­nal sup­port­ers, clearly de­lighted with the team’s victory.

“Ev­ery morn­ing when I wake up, I feel that it’s a priv­i­lege to go to work,” said Wenger. “We could lose and it could be a dis­as­ter, but not every­one has the priv­i­lege that I have, which is to be in Eng­land with my beloved club.” He added: “I’m very happy to be here in this mag­nif­i­cent fa­cil­ity – I can see there are many Arse­nal fans here tonight!”

The event, at Lexus Edg­ware Road, cel­e­brated the deal­er­ship’s move to its newly-opened £8 mil­lion cen­tre.

The busi­ness re­lo­cated in Au­gust, from its pre­vi­ous tucked-away lo­ca­tion fur­ther down the Edg­ware Road — and the evening pro­vided the op­por­tu­nity to both cel­e­brate Lexus Edg­ware Road’s suc­cess and thank cus­tomers for their sup­port over the years.

As well as the chance to meet Arsène Wenger, en­ter­tain­ment dur­ing the evening in­cluded a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play from aerial acro­bats, who dropped from the ceil­ing of the two-storey cen­tre. There were also live sushi-mak­ing demon­stra­tions, given by chefs from renowned Lon­don restau­rant Nobu, while back­ground mu­sic was pro­vided by a pi­anist play­ing a white baby grand.

Diana Mack­in­non, gen­eral man­ager of Lexus Edg­ware Road, said: “I wanted our cus­tomers to cel­e­brate the open­ing of our cen­tre with us, but I also wanted to thank them for their sup­port over the years. What bet­ter way than to wel­come Arsène Wenger, who must be North Lon­don’s big­gest hero? En­joy­ing such close ac­cess to Mr Wenger is some­thing that money can’t buy and it has been an ab­so­lute de­light to see so many of our cus­tomers cap­ti­vated by our spe­cial guest. I hope that our guests went home think­ing, as I did, that this has truly been an un­for­get­table night.”

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