I will remain Arsenal fan till death: Wenger
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has revealed why he decided to move on from the club after managing the same for 22 years. The Frenchman was reportedly sacked by the London club even though he remains their most successful manager. The 2017-18 season was his last at the Emirates. Wenger opened up on several things, besides stating that he is a Gunner for life.
Wenger's time at Arsenal
The manager won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with Arsenal. He won the season double twice in 1998 and 2002. Moreover, Arsenal are the only club to go unbeaten in the Premier League (2003-04). He joined Arsenal as a manager on October 1, 1996 and since then managed 1,235 matches with a win record of 57.2%.
Wenger on why he decided to move on
Wenger reflected on why he decided to move on. "In life there are some break-ups that you choose and some that are mandatory. In this case it was a bit of a mix. Fans needed a change and in my last season, I started suffering health-wise. You're loved when you're born, you're loved when you die, in between you have to manage," he said.
A Gunner until my last breath
Wenger added that he will be an Arsenal fan till his last breath. "A coach is someone who totally identifies with his club. He must behave as if he will stay there forever. He must be loyal. I will be an Arsenal fan until my last breath. All I want is for the club to be doing well. We are doing alright so far."
Wenger was a true gentleman of the game: Our take
Wenger ended as the second longest serving manager in England after Sir Alex Ferguson. The Frenchman managed the club with integrity and commitment all his life. Wenger's limited success towards the end of his career saw section of Arsenal fans get disgruntled. He always felt it was natural for him to take responsibility for bad things that happened and be happy about good moments.