Ian Wright has said being voted into the 2022 Premier League Hall of Fame was a "humbling" moment for him.
The former striker was one of six men who were voted into this year's Hall of Fame by fans and a panel of football experts.
He was Arsenal's top scorer six seasons in a row and, in 1997/98, broke Cliff Bastin's record to become their leading scorer of all time, a feat only bettered by Thierry Henry.
"It's a real privilege to be inducted into the Hall of Fame," Wright said. "You have to remember that for the majority of my football journey, I never thought I'd become a professional footballer. So to do that, enjoy the times I had with the fans and my team-mates and now to receive this accolade, is a true honour. I feel really humbled.
Wright ended the 1997/98 season by winning the Premier League, before joining West Ham United and netted a total of 113 Premier League goals in 213 appearances.
You have to remember that for the majority of my football journey, I never thought I'd become a professional footballer. So to do that, enjoy the times I had with the fans and my teammates and now to receive this accolade, is a true honour. I feel really humbled and grateful ❤️🥲 pic.twitter.com/A3O74uVqGw— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) April 21, 2022
"Growing up in south London, football was my escape. We played for pure enjoyment and that's something that never left me when I played the game. I always felt like I was running out of time and this recognition is a special reminder to appreciate the journey, the hard work and getting over the doubts I had.
"I also have to thank so many incredible team-mates, backroom staff and managers, most notably Steve Coppell who gave me the chance and shaped the player I became."
Wright was inducted into the 2022 Hall of Fame alongside Wayne Rooney, Patrick Vieira, Peter Schmeichel, Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Didier Drogba and Paul Scholes.
All inducted players receive a medallion engraved with their name and the year of their induction, with a £10,000 donation made by the Premier League to a charity of their choice.
Also in this series
Part 1: Six new inductees voted into Premier League Hall of Fame
Part 3: Schmeichel: I made sure I was remembered
Part 4: Scholes: Joining Hall of Fame a special feeling
Part 5: Drogba: Being in Hall of Fame a real honour
Part 6: Kompany delighted to be voted into Hall of Fame
Part 7: Aguero: My son will be proud of me
Part 8: Premier League greats celebrated at Hall of Fame event