Merci Arsène

Discussion in 'Arsenal History' started by kraphtous, Apr 20, 2018.

  1. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    Arsène Wenger has issued the following statement:

    “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.”

    Stan Kroenke:

    Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “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.”


    Arsène will lead the team to the end of the season and we will make an appointment as soon as possible. The club will not be making any further comment on the selection process until an appointment is made.

    Read more at https://www.arsenal.com/news/merci-Arsène#AIqauvM5brRgsIkP.99
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  2. quattro

    quattro Active Member

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  3. bingobob

    bingobob Fan of Technicians Who Show Great Character Trusted

    The right decision. It'll be interesting to see who comes in next. Didn't think this would happen this summer so betting on Alergi or Enrique. Would prefer Alergi .
    neimad, Gooner Zig and celestis like this.
  4. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    The players are responsible for this as well, hopefully half of them go with him.
    Macho, 1CK1S, GeorgiaGunner and 16 others like this.

    AVENTUS Well-Known Member

    Thank you Arsène for all you have done for this club. The invincibles, The Trophies, The slick football, you gave us Thierry Henry, first British team to beat Madrid, Milan & Inter away respectively.

    I'm sure I speak for all Arsenal fans.

    Much love Professor. All the best..
    RedGubbins, Kash, krackpot and 28 others like this.
  6. c00lguy

    c00lguy Well-Known Member

    This feels surreal. We're heading into Alien territory.
  7. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    The right decision, but it still hit me hard..

    Hopefully now everyone can give their full support to the team for the rest of the season and we end it on a high winning the Europa league..
  8. dashsnow17

    dashsnow17 Established Member

    Is this real life???
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  9. Camron

    Camron Established Member Trusted

    My heart hurts. Bittersweet.

    Finally his legend concludes. Get that cup for him.
  10. Jasard

    Jasard Forum Issue Troubleshooter

    We can finally reflect on his achievements instead of bemoaning his future.
  11. progman07

    progman07 Well-Known Member

    Wow. Perfect timing to be honest with the possibility of finishing with a European trophy, hopefully this can be an extra motivation for the team.
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  12. kraphtous

    kraphtous Raul Stanllehi

    What a beautiful day!

    Even though it’s come about two years too late, at least we saw that Arsène can’t take this team any further.

    Thank you for everything, I can finally be excited about following this football club again.

  13. SA Gunner

    SA Gunner Prediction Pool King Trusted

    Im still in shock.

    But its the right time for Arsène to step aside. I sincerely hope he goes to PSG or something.

    He needs to go for the Champions League.
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  14. HBL

    HBL Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure what to feel. We better replace him with a good manager and not someone like Favre or Rodgers.
  15. Crocrodile

    Crocrodile Well-Known Member

    Genuinely looked at the date thinking it was April's fools.

    Long overdue.
    3 years from now on will be probably a good time to reflect on his achievements with clarity.

    Deserves a festive ceremony to end his Arsenal tenure.
  16. Wryer

    Wryer Well-Known Member

    Let the tribute pour.
    The time is right.
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  17. chessygoal

    chessygoal Well-Known Member

    A Europa League cup would be the perfect ending, come on guys do it for Arsène.
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  18. celestis

    celestis Arsenal-Mania Veteran Moderator

    Yeah knew he was going but wow it's hit me too .
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  19. Stannis

    Stannis Well-Known Member

    glad he is going, but I'm still gonna tear up ( already am)

    Its like a part of you is gone
    Kash, James Bond, Brett and 5 others like this.
  20. Kingpin181

    Kingpin181 Member

    My heart hurts!

    Results over the last few years haven't been good enough so change was needed. Don't like the idea of him being forced to go though!

    To the plastics who abused him, Shame on you!

    Most successful manager in Arsenal History.
    Kash, pacstud, SA Gunner and 2 others like this.

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