Mooy to help farewell Wenger

Sunday Herald Sun - - Racing -

AARON Mooy’s stun­ning English Premier League cam­paign will con­clude tonight with a place in his­tory — play­ing in Arsene Wenger’s last match in charge of Ar­se­nal.

Ar­se­nal trav­els to Mooy’s Hud­der­s­field Town for the mar­quee oc­ca­sion, made dou­bly spe­cial mid­week when the Ter­ri­ers con­firmed their place in England’s top flight for an­other sea­son.

Soc­ceroo Mooy, 27, pro­vided the as­sist in a 1-1 draw away to pre­vi­ous cham­pion Chelsea, spark­ing cel­e­bra­tions.

It means Mooy can run out at the John Smith’s Sta­dium and soak in the at­mo­sphere af­ter a hard-fought cam­paign.

“When I was grow­ing up I al­ways wanted to watch Ar­se­nal be­cause of him,” Mooy said. “He was one of the best, if not the best, man­ager in the Premier League for so many years.

“They were an amaz­ing team and it will be weird to be part of this game, hav­ing watched him for so long and know­ing it’s go­ing to be his last game.

“It’s go­ing to be day for both clubs.”

Mooy’s con­tri­bu­tion at Stam­ford Bridge came at the end of a sea­son of merit.

He played in all but two of Hud­der­s­field Town’s fix­tures and scored four times — in­clud­ing a goal to help Town past heavy­weight Manch­ester United — and clearly is happy at the club.

“I’m al­ready proud of what I’ve done,” Mooy said.

“I’ll keep work­ing and keep go­ing. I don’t set too many tar­gets. I’ll just keep go­ing.” a spe­cial

BERNARD Tomic is one win away from reach­ing a clay­court tour fi­nal for the first time.

Aus­tralian Tomic’s 6-3 6-4 vic­tory over Ital­ian qual­i­fier Gian­luca Mager has thrust the 25-year-old into the semi-fi­nals of the Open du Pays d’Aix Chal­lenger event in Provence.

The $200,000 tour­na­ment is pro­vid­ing Tomic with match prac­tice and rank­ings points as he bat­tles to re­vive his ca­reer.

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