Below is the statement from the Gunners longest serving and most successful manager.
“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.”
Meanwhile Wenger fan, Stan Kroenke who holds the majority shares in the club had the words below in regards to Wengerxit.
“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 Arsène 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. Arsène 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 Arsène’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.”
Under Arsene Wenger in the 22 years, Arsenal has won three Premier League titles, un challenged record seven FA Cups, reached the 2006 Champions League final, two doubles and went the entire 2003-04 Premier League season unbeaten.
Although Arsene Wenger failed to deliver Arsenal to Champions league in 2017/18 season, the Gunners are still in the semi-finals of the Europa League and have the possibility of returning to the Champions League through that competition. A trophy that will add on to the legendary coach’s achievements in case he wins.
Wenger will guide Arsenal for the remaining five Premier League games left this season and with last match at Emirates on May 6 against Burnley and final Premier League match ever on May 13 against Huddersfield.