News Article  | English Premier League

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.

The 10 Best Paid Africans In England

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."

8 Africans Who Could Be Free Agents Soon

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. 


Related Articles


Default Joined: 23 Aug 2016
No badges available Apr 20, 2018 10:42 PM
Another overrated old man, he was no longer adding value to the team, truth be told.
@gunners Joined: 07 Apr 2018
No badges available
@gunners Apr 20, 2018 08:15 PM
Arsene thank you for great memories invisible
Pep G junior Joined: 26 Dec 2017
No badges available
Pep G junior Apr 20, 2018 06:44 PM
Wise man Wenger. Thanks fir beautiful football
Saintchronicle Joined: 25 May 2015
No badges available
Saintchronicle Apr 20, 2018 05:58 PM
Can Steve khompela follow him
Iphone1s Joined: 17 Oct 2013
No badges available
Iphone1s Apr 20, 2018 05:16 PM
Gud decision from Wenger .
Letshego Joined: 24 Sep 2015
No badges available
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...
Xolisa{khosificated} Joined: 28 Mar 2017
No badges available
Xolisa{khosificated} Apr 20, 2018 01:48 PM
Hopsi Joined: 13 Mar 2018
No badges available
Hopsi Apr 20, 2018 01:29 PM
At last thank you Arsene
Sir A one Joined: 03 Apr 2017
No badges available
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
murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
No badges available
murendeni joe Apr 20, 2018 01:25 PM
I wish Germany national team coach Low to succeed him
murendeni joe Joined: 20 Feb 2015
No badges available
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
MALOSE Joined: 15 Feb 2010
No badges available
MALOSE Apr 20, 2018 01:10 PM
ELP will be interesting next season
MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
No badges available
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
NHLANHLA1 Joined: 11 Feb 2014
No badges available
NHLANHLA1 Apr 20, 2018 12:54 PM
We will never forget you coach, you contributed too much in this game. forever humble
Zakes2324 Joined: 16 Nov 2013
No badges available
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
Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
No badges available
Pirates_999 Apr 20, 2018 12:32 PM
What is special about Arsenal?
Thagalekgwara Joined: 23 Jan 2018
No badges available
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...
Mufasa#20 Joined: 03 Jan 2016
No badges available
Mufasa#20 Apr 20, 2018 11:34 AM
@Mpho wa and you together, it has to do with Kaizer and Jomo
No badges available
Too little too late.
Mpho wa Cosmos Joined: 24 Mar 2018
No badges available
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

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed