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#MerciArsene: Wenger Says Emotional Goodbye to Arsenal After 22 Years in Charge

#MerciArsene: Wenger Says Emotional Goodbye to Arsenal After 22 Years in Charge

Wenger confirmed last month that he will walk away at the end of the season, bringing to an end nearly 22-years in charge of The Arsenal that's seen him win 17 trophies including two doubles and the Invincible season.

- This was Arsene Wenger's 606th and final home game in charge of Arsenal (W415 D120 L71), with this the 27th time that his team have won by five or more goals on home soil.

Arsene Wenger has made seven changes to the side that lost to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League as Arsenal welcome Burnley to the Emirates for his final home game. "Thank you for having me for such a long time but above all, I'm like you - I'm an Arsenal fan".

'What I will miss most about this job is the competition itself, ' Wenger wrote.

The speech was followed by a lap of honour around the pitch where Wenger applauded every corner of the stadium, thanking fans for their support over the years. Some proud fans3. A parting gift4.

I don't want it to end it but unfortunately it has come to an end.

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If Spurs can remain in the top four before the end of the season, they will guarantee themselves a place in the Champions League due to Arsenal's exit from the Europa League - something the Spurs boss has mixed feeling about.

Wenger instilled a positive atmosphere in the dressing room, which led to a third-placed finish in his first season and then a Premier League title the following year.

"It will be hard to say thank you enough", he told a news conference (via Goal).

Arsenal's final two matches this term are away at Leicester and Huddersfield.

As you might expect, the club themselves also laid on a special farewell, with the current squad using their shirts to deliver personal messages of thanks to for the departing Frenchman.

"It means that even if they are not always happy, they still respected me and wanted to show at least I gave my total commitment to do well", said Wenger of his ovation from the supporters. I know that's not easy!

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