Arsene Wenger Announces He Will Leave Arsenal at the End of the Season

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Arsenal’s longest-serving manager has decided to step down from his managerial position and leave the club at the end of the season, it has been revealed.

After 22 years in charge, the French tactician leaves the club, having won 3 Premier League titles and 7 FA Cups during his stay in London. However, he will have a shot another trophy this year, as his team is still challenging for the Europa League, where they will face off Atletico Madrid in the semifinals next week.

The shocking news have been announced in a short statement released by 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. I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years,” he said.

“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 for ever.” (via CNN)

Arsenal will now begin searching for replacements and it is believed that they already have a shortlist of potential future managers that includes the likes Carlo Ancelotti, Massimiliano Allegri, Thomas Tuchel and Patrick Vieira.