Wenger signed a new three-year deal at the club on Friday afternoon and Wilson said that it is nothing less than the Frenchman deserves for the dedication he has given the club.
"I was there when he arrived and got to know him very well," Wilson told BBC Sport. "This is a guy who works literally 24 hours a day all year round.
"He hates to lose and revolutionised the game in this country. Some say he has too much power but a guy who dedicates himself like he does, you cherish."
Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996 and has taken charge of more than 1,000 matches.