Alex Iwobi, Arsenal players left in tears as Wenger steps down


Mesut Ozil was rested against Newcastle and he was sorely missed so I think he could come in on Sunday with youngster Joe Willock dropping out following his full league debut.

A purveyor of exciting, attacking football, Tuchel certainly fits the bill of Arsenal manager stylistically and his trust in youth and a willingness to play daring football will make him an interesting proposition. I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high. With a degree in Economics, the French born tactician was not only interested in bringing laurels to the team; he was equally keenly concerned about bringing financial stability to the club. Who doesn't love to pick out a favourite version of the team they've supported for most of their life?

After 22 years at the helm, 68-year-old Wenger left the football world in shock after announcing he will step down later this year, after many hard seasons in charge.

"He is an extraordinary man". It's unthinkable to me that we'll have another manager who will have a 22-year tenure.

He noted further that the Arsenal boss is, without doubt, one of the greatest managers in the history of the English Premier League.

"But I want that to be in-house".

'We are proud to have had the privilege to work with him and under his guidance'. "We have to embark on a process, which we have not done".

Club captain Per Mertsacker said he felt "sad and emotional" on hearing of Wenger's departure.

"It is quite emotional".

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"He was there for so long, 22 years is a long time".

Arsenal even sold a host of star players such as Henry, Cesc Fabregas and Robin van Persie. What matters for me is the way I respect the person, the professional and the career and I always say that for some that the memory is short but for us football people...

"At the training ground, what I felt was an incredible amount of passion, a desire to give Arsene the send-off he deserves".

"Personally a very sad day".

After 12 years in charge of Germany, Low is said to be plotting a return to club football and has been described as the leading candidate to replace Wenger by some reports. It turned out to be one of the smartest pieces of business Wenger ever did, with Campbell establishing himself as one of the best defenders in the Premier League during his time at Arsenal. "If he's happy with the decision, I'm really happy and I hope he doesn't retire from football". He didn't look like a manager if I'm honest.

Morgan remembered how he had first called for Wenger's resignation in 2008 after Arsenal lost to Manchester City by a brutal 3-0, saying that he had "lost his cutting edge" by then.

"It is very hard", he said.

Said Stan Kroenke, Arsenal's American owner: "Arsene has unparalleled class and we will always be grateful to him".