Arsene Wenger fooled by fake news, congratulates George Weah for winning Liberia's presidential election

Arsenal football club manager Arsene Wenger has been duped by false reports trending on social media that former football star George Weah has won Liberia's presidential election, when in fact the final result have not yet been announced and there's even the possibility of a run-off.

On Arsenal's website, Wenger says: “I would like to congratulate one of my former players, who became president of Liberia, George Weah.

“It is not often that you have a former player who becomes a president of a country and so well done Georgie and I would say just for him to keep his enthusiasm and his desire to learn and to win.”

Arsene Wenger was Weah's manager at Monaco in the 1990s.

Weah, a former Fifa World Footballer of the Year, ran for Liberia's presidency in Tuesday's election.

He failed in his two previous attempts to become president.

The former AC Milan striker is awaiting the result of Liberia's election as he vies to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the country's president. 

Weah is one of 20 candidates standing for election with 50 per cent of the vote needed to win.

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