Wenger on facing Arsenal: I'm not ready for that


"The first banner over Huddersfield read "Merci Arsene, we'll miss you too" while the second read "#OneArseneWenger - Arsenal legend".

After his side beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in the final game of his 22-year tenure, Wenger indicated that his next role in the game would likely take him away from English football.

"Taking Arsenal to a different level from all this year, dedicating his life and not only his job, time at the club but all his life for this incredible club and he's the kind of person that will be missed in football but I hope he is still somehow in the game".

Wenger's life has centred around Arsenal's training ground for the last two decades, and so aside from the drive between his home and London Colney, he apparently hasn't done much sightseeing. With Arsenal expected to do most of the attacking in this match, more of the same could be required again this weekend.

He'll have plenty of time to figure that out after his final game as Arsenal boss at Huddersfield on Sunday.

'It was not always easy to cut slowly with what you do everyday and always you want to do it as well as you can and you don't want to forget to thank people who deserve it. When I said to a player, and we had Beveren (Arsenal's Belgium feeder club), "Go to Beveren. It will happen and it will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League". He's shaped Arsenal for the last 22 years. "But my last pain, the last big defeat, is that [Atletico Madrid]".

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Emery won three consecutive Europa League cups while in charge of Sevilla and clinched one Ligue 1 title, two Coupes de France and two Coupes de la Ligue at the Parc des Princes. It was understandable as it has been a long season for them and they have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League.

Wenger, whose tenure lasted nearly 22 years and took in 1,235 games, was given a rousing reception by both sets of fans in a carnival atmosphere.

Arsenal were already one goal down in the match.

Arsenal would be 16th in the table based only on away results this season; at home, only Manchester City have earned more points than the Gunners' 47.

Probability of away win: 55%.