‘Merci Arsene’ as Arse­nal rout Burn­ley in Wenger farewell

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“I will miss you,” Arsene Wenger told the Arse­nal fans af­ter be­ing given a it­ting farewell in his inal home game in charge af­ter 22 years with a 5-0 thrash­ing of Burn­ley this week. On a day dom­i­nated by trib­utes to the French­man, both teams formed a guard of hon­our for Wenger, 68, be­fore kick-off to a cho­rus of “there’s only one Arsene Wenger.” All around a full house of 60,000 at the Emi­rates — in stark con­trast to re­cent league games when fans have stayed away in protest at a poor sea­son — fans sported red t-shirts em­bla­zoned with “Merci Arsene” (Thank you Arsene). “Thank you for hav­ing me for such a long time. I know that’s not easy but, above all, I am like you, I am an Arse­nal fan,” Wenger said in a post­match pre­sen­ta­tion on the Emi­rates turf. “I would like to in­ish by one sim­ple word: I will miss you. Thank you all for be­ing such an im­por­tant part of my life.” Wenger won three Pre­mier Leagues and a record seven FA Cups. His crown­ing glory came in the 2003/04 sea­son when Arse­nal won the league with­out los­ing a sin­gle game.

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