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Confirmed: Wenger To Leave Arsenal

Confirmed: Arsene Wenger To Leave Arsenal

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 20, 2018 11:05 AM @KeeganKruger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will leave the London club at the end of this season.

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The Frenchman, who is the Emirates side's longest-serving manager, issued a statement via the Gunners' official website on Friday morning.  

"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.”

Majority shareholder Stan Kroenke thanked the Frenchman for all his hard work and admitted he will be missed.

"This is one of the most difficult days we have ever had in all our years in sport. 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," Kroenke said.

"Arsene has unparalleled class and we will always be grateful to him. Everyone who loves Arsenal and everyone who loves football owes him a debt of gratitude. Three Premier League titles, including an entire season unbeaten, seven FA Cup triumphs and 20 successive years in the Champions League is an exceptional record. He has also transformed the identity of our club and of English football with his vision for how the game can be played.

"We have high ambitions to build on Arsene’s remarkable tenure and to honour his vision by ensuring that Arsenal competes for and wins the biggest and most important prizes in the game.

"We must now focus on making a strong finish to the season and ask our millions of fans around the world to join us in paying appropriate tribute to one of the greats of Arsenal's history and one of the greats of the game."

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The club has stated that they will announce their next manager as soon as possible, with Wenger leading the team until the end of the season. 

Who do you think should succeed Wenger? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Derrick.com Joined: 23 Aug 2016
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Derrick.com Apr 20, 2018 10:42 PM
Another overrated old man, he was no longer adding value to the team, truth be told.
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@gunners Apr 20, 2018 08:15 PM
Arsene thank you for great memories invisible
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Pep G junior Apr 20, 2018 06:44 PM
Wise man Wenger. Thanks fir beautiful football
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Saintchronicle Apr 20, 2018 05:58 PM
Can Steve khompela follow him
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Iphone1s Apr 20, 2018 05:16 PM
Gud decision from Wenger .
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Letshego Apr 20, 2018 02:39 PM
The timing is questionable!,this puts players in a lot of strain especially those he trusted dearly to win him the Eufa Europa cup & qualify 1 last time for Arsene.. I see mass players exodus this coming window & feel sorry for incoming manager as he will have to build from scratch...
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Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 20, 2018 01:48 PM
Good...
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Hopsi Apr 20, 2018 01:29 PM
At last thank you Arsene
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Sir A one Apr 20, 2018 01:25 PM
Million of thanks coach You have made arsenal the force it is even though we not dat good but still we got dat respect
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murendeni joe Apr 20, 2018 01:25 PM
I wish Germany national team coach Low to succeed him
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murendeni joe Apr 20, 2018 01:17 PM
3 premier league trophies with one season gone unbeaten(invincibles) 7 FA cup trophies, it will take over 50 years for a one manager to achieve that in a one English premier league club especially 7 FA cups, ARSENE we thank u ,we shall never forget u ,both arsenal English premier league and football world u r legendary coach, thank u again
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MALOSE Apr 20, 2018 01:10 PM
ELP will be interesting next season
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MR E Apr 20, 2018 12:58 PM
Wish him all the best, but 20 years with 10 trophies, I don't know if that's a memory
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NHLANHLA1 Apr 20, 2018 12:54 PM
We will never forget you coach, you contributed too much in this game. forever humble
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Zakes2324 Apr 20, 2018 12:50 PM
Wish u all the Best for Future,not a bad coach for Arsenal business wise considering the Stars u sold to other teams in recent years
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Pirates_999 Apr 20, 2018 12:32 PM
What is special about Arsenal?
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Thagalekgwara Apr 20, 2018 11:52 AM
Diego Simeone wil be a very gud coach 4 dis Amazulu club...& he wil take dis club 2 reach higher standards...
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Mufasa#20 Apr 20, 2018 11:34 AM
@Mpho wa Cosmos...me and you together, it has to do with Kaizer and Jomo
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BIG-MIKE14_VERSUS EDITOR ROUND3 Apr 20, 2018 11:34 AM
Too little too late.
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Mpho wa Cosmos Apr 20, 2018 11:23 AM
When i was young I used to think Arsenal was his Team because of his first name. Legend Arsene didn't win more trophies as Arsenal fans wished however the competition he gave, the stars he produced made him special at some point. It's a pity that now he is like my Jomo Sono. The Team is not doing well to its standard

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