'Only one Arsene Wenger' - Fitting Emirates farewell for Arsenal's greatest ever manager

Support them next season, because they deserve it.

"Thank you every much", he said.

The last three league meetings between the teams were settled in Arsenal's favour by winners beyond the 90th minute, but the hosts made sure there was no need for late drama in Wenger's swansong.

"Like you, I will continue to support Arsenal for the rest of my life".

On a day dominated by tributes to the Frenchman, Wenger was greeted with a guard of honour before kick-off and presented with a special gold trophy originally given to the club for winning the Premier League without losing a game in 2003/04 under his guidance.

The Daily Star is reporting that the north London club are preparing to hand Arsene Wenger's successor a significant budget to strengthen the Gunners' squad this summer.

Woods ready to return to work
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That "Invincibles" season was his last as a Premier League victor, though, and fans became exhausted of Arsenal's inability to compete for Premier League and Champions League titles.

"Thank you for having me such a long time", he said.

Wenger will wonder what might have been had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not been cup-tied for the latter stages of the Europa League as the Gabon striker took his tally to eight goals in 11 Premier League appearances since joining for a club record fee from Borussia Dortmund in January.

A break may be on the cards after more than two decades at Arsenal, but whatever the future holds, the Frenchman is adamant football will remain at the centre of his life. We care, we worry, we are desperate, but when you come here, the theatre of dreams we realise what it means. I hope to see you soon'. 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.

"I don't know [about a break]", Wenger added.

"It will be hard to say thank you enough", he told a news conference (via Goal). "Well done. Bye bye".

  • Regina Holmes