Arsenal Wenger announced today that he will be stepping down from the managers position at Arsenal, a role he held for 22 years.
In a statement on Arsenal’s website, the 68-year-old said “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 managed the club with full commitment and integrity“
Many fans were calling for the Frenchman to end his tenure with the club for some time, with Wenger Out banners often appearing inside and outside the Emirates Stadium.
The club have been enduring a rocky time of late and many fans will welcome the news. However, most fans must always remember just exactly what he did for Arsenal.
Aside from the trophies he won, he built sides that were hard to beat and would make Highbury or the Emirates an incredibly difficult place to go get any points.
He also brought in a plethora of talent and created bona fide world-class superstars such as Thierry Henry, Denis Bergkamp and Patrick Viera.
Who will take the reigns after him? Hard to say at this point but no doubt the likes of Carlo Ancelotti, Leonardo Jardim, Luis Enrique or even Patrick Viera will be mentioned.
Wenger is approaching the final hurdle and deserves the respect for what he’s done to get there.