Twitter Explodes As Arsene Wenger Confirms He’s Leaving At The End Of The Season

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Arsene Wenger has announced that he will end his 22-year reign at the Emirates at the end of the campaign.

Wenger, who is currently the longest-serving manager in the Premier League, still has one year left on his current contract, but will step down from the managerial position at the end of the season.

In an emotional announcement on Friday morning ahead of the Gunners’ match against West Ham, Wenger said: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.

“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years. I managed the club with full commitment and integrity. I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special.

“I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high. To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club. My love and support forever.”

Wenger took charge of the Gunners in 1996, and won the Premier League thrice along with seven FA Cup titles during his time with the club.

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However, the Frenchman’s most successful season ever was the 2003-04 campaign, when his side earned the famous Invincibles tag for remaining undefeated in England’s top flight.

But from the past few seasons, his managerial and tactical awareness has come into question, with the fans urging the Arsenal board to sack the 68-year-old.

Gunners missed Champions League football this season, and could once again be left out of the European competition next year if they fail to win the Europa League.

Meanwhile, Twitter erupted as soon as Wenger made the shocking announcement, as fans from across the globe expressed their heartfelt emotions on the Frenchman’s decision to quit Emirates.

 

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