LONDON: On 20 April After 22 years in charge as a football Manager, Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger has decided to step down at the end of the season.
Wenger was appointed as Arsenal manager on 1 October 1996 from the Japanese Club Nagoya Grampus Eight. The Frenchman started his coaching in France with Strasbourg, Cannes and Nancy before moving to French league top flight Ligue 1 side Monaco.
The Frenchman first Premier League debut match was against Blackburn Rovers away from home recoding a 2-0 victory for the Gunners.
Wenger, 68, having managed the Gunners 826 games has won three Premier League titles, a record of seven FA Cup silverwares, including the double in 1998 and 2002, and seven FA Community Shield tittles. He reached the 2006 European Cup final and went the entire 2003-2004 season undefeated in the Premier league.
Wenger became the Premier League’s longest serving manager when Sir Alex Ferguson retired at the end of the 2012/13 season.
Arsenal who will play West Ham in an EPL tie at home on Sunday, the Gunners players will have one thing in mind, to beat Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Europa League semi-final tie, and try to give a special farewell to Arsene Wenger by winning the UEFA Europa League title.