Arsene Wenger confirmed on Friday that he will step down as Arsenal manager at the end of this season, ending his 22-year relation with the Gunners.
Wenger has won 3 Premier League titles and 7 FA cups so far, in his 22-year spell with Arsenal. Wenger signed a fresh two-year contract extension last summer, but departs a year before it expires. This is what he told Arsenal.com, the clubs official website –
“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 for ever.”
Arsene Wenger is to leave @Arsenal at the end of the season. He has given much of his life to Arsenal. He has brought much success to the club. He has given much to the game of football in our country. Merci et bonne chance, Monsieur Wenger. #Wenger
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