Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Iwobi "Emotional" As Arsenal Send Wenger Off With Huddersfield Win


Arsenal are not rushing into appointing their next manager, with Arsene Wenger set to take charge of the team for his last game against Huddersfield on Sunday.

It would be a massive gamble to give the Arsenal job to Arteta, but at 36, if a huge success, is the right age to try to break Wenger's record.

Wenger, won won three EPL titles, seven FA Cups and enjoyed a 49 game unbeaten run with Arsenal said it was an emotional time.

"Do I feel relief?"

But another message trailed from a plane toward the end of the game in northern England, one blaming owner Stan Kroenke for Arsenal's failure to win the title since 2004: "Kroenke - you're next".

Ever since Wenger announced that this would be his last season at the Emirates before stepping down, speculation has been rife as to who would be the new man to occupy the Arsenal manager's chair.

The home side went close to spoiling it for Wenger in the dying embers when Aaron Mooy's thumping volley skimmed the crossbar and Depoitre's header was snaffled by Ospina.

"I know people will tell me he (Wenger) has an wonderful contract", Arsenal's all-time top scorer said, via The Mirror. The fans have been great until the end.

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The Ibrox side, who finished third in the Scottish Premiership, trailed 3-0 then led 5-3 before being pegged back at Easter Road. I can criticise them for conceding goals the way they did, but I can't criticise them for the way they came back into the game.

A sixth place finish - 37 points behind champions Manchester City - was a reminder how far Arsenal's standards had slipped in Wenger's final years.

Yet the fine form of Aubameyang since his January arrival encouraged Wenger to claim he has left Arsenal in good hands.

"I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and has quality".

"Yes I had offers, of course, but at the moment I did not even speak to anybody of the many offers", he said. You don't, you go there, 'why didn't I play? So if he stays I will be happiest guy in the world.

His Gunners journey nearly at an end, Wenger returned to the pitch long after the final whistle and sought out the last remaining Arsenal fans.

'I just want to wish this group of players well and the staff who are coming in.

Before the start of today's game, Wenger bowed down to the travelling Arsenal support and explained his gesture afterwards as he delivered his goodbye message with a typical touch of class.

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