Arsene Wenger has declared that he will be leaving Arsenal football club at the end of the season. He will be ending his 22-year career as the current longest-serving manager in the English Premier League.
Arsene Wenger is going to leave his long-time role as Arsenal Gaffer when the season comes to an end.
The 68-year-old Frenchman joined the North London club Arsenal in the year 1996.
He is the longest-serving manager that has ever coach a club in the English Premier League but has been serious pressure in recent years from a disgruntled section of fans from the club.
“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,” Wenger wrote in a statement on the Arsenal website.
“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.”
Arsene Wenger under Arsenal has won three Premier League titles in the year 1998, 2002, and 2004 and have also won seven FA Cups.
However, European glory has eluded the Gunners. Arsenal was a runner-up in the UEFA Cup in the year 2000 and also played in the final of 2006 Champions League in which Barcelona football club emerged the winner.
It has failed to take his team for this season’s elite European competition and hasn’t reached the Champions League quarterfinals since the year 2010. For this year premiership, Arsenal is sixth on the table currently.
Wenger was born in Strasbourg. He started his career as a football player in France, followed by his managerial stints with AS Nancy, AS Monaco and Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan before joining Arsenal as their coach.