Arsene Wenger Gets Great Guard of Honour Before Final Home Game

Arsene Wenger Gets Great Guard of Honour Before Final Home Game

Arsene Wenger Gets Great Guard of Honour Before Final Home Game

Wenger confirmed last month that he will walk away at the end of the season, bringing to an end nearly 22-years in charge of The Arsenal that's seen him win 17 trophies including two doubles and the Invincible season.

Arsene Wenger said he is looking forward to a fresh start despite his sadness at bidding farewell to Arsenal after 22 years in charge as manager.

The Frenchman stated: "I will always be an Arsenal fan".

"I will miss you".

Calling the Emirates "this theatre of dreams", Wenger added: "I will miss you.

Do you know what that means, how many sleepless nights?" he said. Some proud fans3. A parting gift4.

"I've met people for whom I am the only Arsenal manager they have known, so now this is a good opportunity for the club to have new people and new ideas to continue to move the club forward, which is what I've tried to do my whole life".

"It will be hard to say thank you enough", he told a news conference (via Goal). I'd say what has linked all my teams through the years is the desire to play as a connected team, at a high pace, and to make the players reach a complex form of collective football.

All around a full house of 60,000 at the Emirates - in stark contrast to recent league games when fans have stayed away in protest at a poor season - fans sported red t-shirts emblazoned with "Merci Arsene" (Thank you Arsene). Please follow this team and support them next season because they deserve it.

Their first qualifying match will take place on July 26th, not long after the World Cup final, unless Arsenal collapse in their final games and allow Burnley to pip them to sixth.

"This stadium I have worked on every single part from your press conference to the technical areas, so it is part of myself", said Wenger, who was given a hero's reception on a final lap of honour at full-time.

However, there was plenty for the supporters to shout about in a fitting finale for Wenger as Arsenal displayed the attractive brand of attacking football that characterised his most successful sides over the past two decades.

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