English Premier League and Arsenal FC’s longest serving manager, Arsene Wenger, has announced that he will leave the club at the end of this season.
Wenger revealed this in a statement published on the club’s official website on Friday morning.
The statement reads: “After a 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”
Also reacting to the announcement by the Arsenal Coach, the club’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke had this to say: “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.”
Arsene Wenger during his 21 years at the club won 10 titles, which includes 3 league titles and 7 FA Cup titles.