Wenger to leave Arsenal.

Richard Piggford
By Richard Piggford April 20, 2018 12:47 Updated

Wenger to leave Arsenal.

Merci Wenger

By Richard Piggford for EmpowerSportMag © 20/04/2018

Frenchman Arsene Wenger, is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager of the North London Club.

Wenger will departs a year earlier than his most recent contract was due to expire.

It has been a difficult season for The Gunners, who are are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second straight season, with their hopes of reaching the Champions League resting on winning the Europa League. They face Athletico Madrid in the Semi-Finals.

Wenger, 68, won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002. He also was in charge of the famous ‘invincibles’ team  who famously went a whole League season undefeated.

Speaking to arsenal.com he said: “I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years,” said Wenger. “I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

“To all the Arsenal lovers, take care of the values of the club.”

Stan Kroenke speaks.

Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke described Friday’s announcement as “one of the most difficult days we have ever had in all our years in sport”.

He added: “One of the main reasons we got involved with Arsenal was because of what Arsene has brought to the club on and off the pitch.

“His longevity and consistency over such a sustained period at the highest level of the game will never be matched.”

Arsenal claim a successor will appointed shortly.

Record

He leaves with the following record:

Arsenal successes under Wenger:
3x FA Premier League: 1997-98, 2001-02, 2003-04.
7x FA CUP: 1997-98, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2016-17
7x Community Shield 1998, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2014, 2015, 2017

 

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Much speculation was already begun as to who will be the man to replace Wenger. One thing however is certain, Arsene Wenger leaves Arsenal football club, in a much, much stronger position than he found them.

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