Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

Wenger's tenure ends after 22 years.


Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal at the end of the season, the club confirmed on Friday.

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The Gunners manager is set to depart one year before his current contract expires and that means Wenger’s 22 year long tenure at the helm of Arsenal is coming to an end at the end of the season.

Arsene has been the greatest manager of Arsenal in the modern era and he has changed a whole lot of the club. Under him the Gunners have won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002.

The Gunners 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.

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Arsene Wenger joined Arsenal in 1996

Wenger issued a statement on the Arsenal website and the statement was about him stepping down as the Gunners boss at the end of the season.

“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.”

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These were the lines from Arsene Wenger and 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”.
Gunners face West Ham United on Sunday in the Premier League.