Arsene Wenger

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  1. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    Looks like he's finally taken the hint:

    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.”

    Arsene Wenger


    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.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  2. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Just waiting for the announcement that he will be signing a 15 year deal with us.
  3. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    What an absolutely ******* stupid decision - do you think he might be tempted to hop over the fence at 'Colney?
  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Three PL titles in 22 years. A very average coach all in all.

    Sign him up Gino!
  5. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    Can't wait for Arsenal to finish outside the top 10 next season
  6. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    I wonder who they are lining up to replace him?
  7. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    There's only one candidate. Sssssssssss
  8. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Joey Barton will be gutted he signed up with Fleetwood just a few days ago.
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  9. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Maybe not 15 years, but I'd love it if we got Wenger. He'd sort out the defence........erm......well at least he wouldn't have to move house.
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Means he can now apply with "management experience" on his CV. Shrewd move.
  11. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    To be fair, if my team had been beaten by this Watford team this season, I’d retire from life, not just as manager.
  12. sydney_horn

    sydney_horn Reservist

    Enjoyed watching his Arsenal in the early days and his battles with Ferguson's Manure.

    Stayed at least 5 years too long and that has damaged his legacy.
  13. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    Very unlikely he would come to us, but Bertie Mee came here from Arsenal some years ago, so you never know?
  14. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Bet the new man lasts less than a year like Moyes at Man U!
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  15. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Yes he was a victim of his own success. Ridiculously high expectations for a club that consistently spends less than those around them on players the Top 4 aren't interested in.
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  16. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    I don't normally care how other English teams do in Europe, but I hope Arsenal win the Europa League so Arsene goes out on a high. He made an enormous contribution to English football, even if he's now well past his sell-by date.

    I'd be very happy with him as a Bertie Mee-type mentor at Watford if we had a young head coach who intends and is given the opportunity to stay, but obviously I wouldn't fancy Arsene as a coach of the defence
  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Vieira, Tuchel &, please do not adjust your tv set, Rodgers are the top 3 on Oddschecker.

    Betfair offering 43-1 for Wenger to replace himself.

    Pulis, Neville (older one) & Pardew are on the 200-1 step of shame.
  18. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Rodgers is a good manager though, despite what we think of him. I’d happily swallow my pride and have him back...

    Neville? Typical. She wins one commonwealth games Netball tournament and suddenly she gets the Arsenal gig.
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  19. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Yeah. Maybe Wenger could be assistant to Sean Dyche...
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  20. Diamond

    Diamond Squad Player

    I'd love him to come to Watford.
  21. Grrwood

    Grrwood Reservist

    I actually think Rodgers would be a great fit for Arsenal. Not sure the Arsenal fans would agree, they want a big name manager
  22. Something something fam blood
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  23. reids

    reids Squad Player

    I agree, also haven't seen Benitez be mentioned yet, think he'd be great at Arsenal.
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  24. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    And Pat Rice, and Paulo Vernazza and Tom Walley the last one the best of the lot!

    There must be more but can't think of them at the moment!
  25. Roger Irrelevant

    Roger Irrelevant Reservist

    Me too.

    Here is Arsenal Fan TV's latest video
  26. Burnsy

    Burnsy Reservist

    Stephen Hughes....Hector Bellerin....that **** Korean bloke.
  27. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Park chop Suey...
    Stephen Hughes via everton of course. If you're allowed him we can have Wilf Rostron too...
    Jermaine Pennant for a bit.....
    Brian Talbot
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2018
  28. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    Brenda is a big name. I have it on very good authority, the man himself.
  29. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason The One and Only

    Ha Ha! But he could be an advisor to whoever is our manager next season, like Bertiie Mee & after him Burkinshaw were.
  30. Teide1

    Teide1 Squad Player

    I was only thinking about the direct ones so agree Pennant is one and Talbot, surprisingly few considering we are local clubs!
  31. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    It's going to be hilarious watching Arsenal implode when he leaves.
  32. You mean like Cliff Holton? I'm not sure how anyone could miss that piece of history...
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  33. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Henri Lansbury for a bit as well

    Regardless of recent seasons, I believe history will have Wenger as important to Arsenal as GT was to us. Their fans won't see it like that right now due to perceived under performance but time will tell. Odd to think all their young fans will have known no one else...
  34. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    Saw the tool on this and the best I could come up with was a variation of the "average" "Invincibles" side. I would have preferred to put Almunia in goal.

  35. Sorry don't take this personal but any harsenal greatest 11 without the saviour of English football Jack Wilshere is nuts

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