Always encouraged Arsenal to organise tours to India, says Arsene Wenger

Posted May 15, 2018

Former Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva said it will be hard to replace Arsene Wenger as the long-serving manager's 22-year reign comes to an end.

"Huddersfield are safe now but Arsenal have to finish with at least a point here, otherwise it'd be embarrassing in Arsene Wenger's final game".

Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.

After 7,895 days and 1,235 games, it was "au revoir" to Wenger as the Frenchman took charge of Arsenal for the last time.

"Of course it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club", Wenger said.

"They gave examples of creative ways to think and to act plus I think it is a special society with a completely different philosophy compared to other countries".

Arsenal hero Emmanuel Petit is confident his relationship with departing manager Arsene Wenger remains rock solid.

"Why at weekends? Because the Champions League doesn't sell well any more".

Huddersfield boss David Wagner praised his counterpart in his programme notes, showing Wenger's standing within the game remains strong. The structures of the club, the way you can influence individual players' lives as well.

But what would having the biggest and best English clubs competing week in, week out on the continent mean for the Premier League?

But Wenger indicated worldwide management could yet be on the agenda, although he would like to see Southgate remain with England beyond his current contract, which expires in 2020.

"I will stay in football for sure. As a professional, a person and the way he approached and also for the club and especially for football and I think everybody in football should thank him for everything he did". "I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else". Ian Wright scored the first goal of the Wenger regime at Arsenal all those years ago, Aubameyang scored the last with this strike; there is a fair comparison to make, even if at 28, Aubameyang will not trouble the club's all time records. The Gunners boss will leave the club after nearly 22 years at the helm when the final whistle blows at Huddersfield today.