Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed he will be stepping down as first-team manager and leaving the club after 22-years with The Gunners.

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Arsene Wenger will be bringing to end a 22-year spell as first-team manager at Arsenal

The Gunners announced the news at an official press conference this afternoon that their long-term serving manager Arsene Wenger will be bringing his 22-year association with the club to an end.

It comes almost one-year after the Arsenal board decided to back the Frenchman with a new two-year deal when he was coming under pressure from fans to step down after missing out on Champions League football for the first-team in 20-years.

After another poor showing in the Premier League with the club languishing in 6th spot, the club and manager have decided to part ways.

Wenger joined Arsenal back in 1996 when he took over as manager of Arsenal after the sacking of then manager Bruce Rioch. When Wenger was appointed many people in England and British football had no idea who he was.

He had previously managed Monaco where he had players such as Glenn Hoddle under his command. He joined The Gunners from Japanese J-League side Grampus Eight.

Since he joined the club he has transformed the way the game is played in England, training methods and developed Arsenal into a world-class club with world-class facilities. He was key to making decisions such as the building of a new 60,000 seater stadium and a new training ground complex.

During his time at the club, he won 10 major trophies including three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup wins. He also took the club to one UEFA Cup final and a Champions League final.

He will sorely be missed in the English game and he will leave a lasting legacy behind him after the final game of this season.