Tag: Merci Arsene

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 06: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says goodbye to the Arsenal fans after 22 years at the helm at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley at Emirates Stadium on May 6, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Remembering our goodbyes to Arsene Wenger

Two years ago, Arsene Wenger said goodbye to Arsenal after his final match. This was what I wrote at the time...
Arsenal's French coach Arsene Wenger waves as he arrive for a state dinner at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on June 6, 2014, following the international D-Day commemoration ceremony on the beach of Ouistreham, Normandy, marking the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR

Reliving thoughts after Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving Arsenal

In many respects, Arsenal's 2-1 hammering of the newly crowned Premier League champions, Chelsea, in the Wembley sunshine last May can now be regarded as the cruelest of false dawns.

Dear Arsene…

When you first came into my life, I had no idea who you were. Years later and I know you but you don’t know me, how could you?
Arsene Wenger

Success or failure? Arsene Wenger in the Emirate era

In 2004, Roman Abramovich, who had recently become the owner of Chelsea Football Club, started putting together the pieces necessary for the rise of the club as a superpower.

Escaping the Cult of Arsene Wenger

So it’s over. Almost. There will be no banging send-off, no trophy to mark the end of his days as Arsenal manager.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (C) is greeted by Manchester United's former manager Alex Ferguson (L) and Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (R) during a presentation before the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 29, 2018. - Arsene Wenger is unsure of the welcome he will receive on his final visit to Old Trafford as Arsenal boss on Sunday after many 'great battles' against Manchester United during his two decades in charge. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

What Manchester United engraved on Arsene Wenger’s trophy

Arsene Wenger was presented with a trophy before the match against Manchester United to honour his time at Arsenal, but do you know what it actually said on it?

Arsenal must avoid 'biggest insult' to Wenger as fans deal with his departure

24 hours on from the news that Arsene Wenger will be leaving Arsenal after 22 years in charge, I’m still not entirely sure that it’s sunk in.
Arsenal's coach Arsene Wenger from France looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match AC Milan Vs Arsenal at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Optimistic heartbreak for Arsenal fans as Arsene Wenger surprises us all once again

After 22 years at the same football club, the ability to shock and rock a fanbase that has seen and heard it all still lives on in Arsene Wenger, because that’s exactly what he did on Thursday morning when he announced he would end a lifelong tradition and break a contract for the first time.
Arsenal's coach Arsene Wenger from France looks on during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg football match AC Milan Vs Arsenal at the 'San Siro Stadium' in Milan on March 8, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

My note to Arsene Wenger after he announces his departure

On Friday morning, Arsene Wenger announced his decision to step down from Arsenal Football Club this summer, after almost 22 years in charge.