Arsenal News: Wenger to leave Emirates

9 months ago

In the latest Arsenal news, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will move on at the end of the season after a 22-year reign at the club.

The Frenchman has been under immense pressure again this season after the club’s title challenge went downhill after the first few months of the campaign.

Their top-four hopes are also effectively over after 11 defeats so far in the Premier League, with the Gunners are sixth with five games remaining, and Wenger has decided to call it a day at the Emirates Stadium.

The 68-year-old, who will leave a year before his existing contract was due to expire, won three league titles and seven FA Cups during his reign.

Wenger will be determined to end on a high and has urged the club to retain their values.

In a statement, he said: “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.”

The Gunners are next in action when they entertain West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

Wenger’s men also take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals, with the first leg on April 26 for which they are 6/4 to win with bet365.