Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitting that he would be “sad” and would find it difficult to adjust to life without waking up as the man-in-charge of the London club. He also said he would remain an Arsenal fan for the rest of his life.
In a candid post-match interview in which he oversaw his side beat Huddersfield 1-0, Wenger said,” It will be hard to adjust but I will have to deal with that. I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else.”
After 1235 games in charge of the Gunners, the Frenchman is finally calling it a day. He won 3 Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups, including two Doubles in his heyday. However, he is leaving in inglorious circumstances, with the club finishing sixth, their lowest ever finish since the League started in 1992.
Speaking to the press after a game which had little riding on it, the former AS Monaco boss also elaborated on his post-retirement plans. According to him, “Do I feel relief? Not really, I’m sad. At some stage it has to end. I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future. I will stay in football for sure. Whether that is managing or not… I am addicted and I don’t think that can be cured.”
Interestingly, the win over Huddersfield was Arsenal’s first away win in 2018 which made them the last professional club in England to do so. It was scored by Arsene’s last recruit, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and set up by the club’s longest-serving player currently, Aaron Ramsey.