How the world received Wenger’s exit from Arsenal
The global football fraternity continues to share tributes to Arsene Wenger following his announcement that end his stay at the helm of English Premier League side Arsenal.
Wenger, 68, who has been in charge of the Gunners for the past 21 years, will leave his position as manager in May 2018.
After a successful start to his Arsenal career which included overseeing an unbeaten league campaign in 2002, Wenger has struggled with a series of disappointing results over the past decade leading to increasing pressure over his tenure at the Emirates stadium.
“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,” Wenger said in a statement posted on the club’s website.
Arsenal did not immediately announce Wenger’s successor, but are expected to do so in the coming weeks.
Here are some of the reactions that Wenger’s announce attracted on Twitter:
Thanks Arsene for all your confidence in me over the years. You are a very special man & a top coach! Definitely one of the very best ever! 1/2 pic.twitter.com/6Ry174GCIS
— Robin van Persie (@Persie_Official) April 20, 2018
Congratulations on an incredible 22-year career at Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, and best of luck for the rest of the season… apart from on your 60th game against us next Sunday ?
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 20, 2018
Arsene Wenger built the best teams that I played against in English Football .The 98 team was Amazing.The biggest compliment is that he played football that made us change the way we played against them. He now deserves the most incredible send off from all in the coming weeks.
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) April 20, 2018
We’ve shortlisted candidates for the position of the Club’s new manager but Arsene Wenger isn’t one of them ?.
— AFC Leopards SC (@AFCLeopards) April 20, 2018
Arsène Wenger has had a great carrier at Arsenal (Emirates) Stadium! Three league titles &many other achievements that made Gunners smile. Was great for soccer. Unfortunately, leaves on the low ebb! @Arsenal @premierleague @UPL @ntvuganda @bbstvug @nbstv https://t.co/xcliH0BCQs
— Kifefe Kizza-Besigye (@kizzabesigye1) April 20, 2018