This time, it really feels like the end – East Lower – Football Article

Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City The thing about saying “it feels like Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reign has reached its end” is that I’ve definitely said it before, at various points over the last five years. And it never has been the end of Wenger’s reign, because – remarkably – he’s been the one who decides his own fate, and he has always found a way, to date, of changing the narrative or convincing himself he’s still the man for the job. And…

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the last shot at a European trophy for Wenger? – East Lower – Football Article

I’m still here, just about – much like Arsenal this season. Moving on up Last time I posted here, about a month ago, I pretty much couldn’t see anything other than a summer exit for Wenger. Things felt bleak: it’s been a season that has careered from one statistical zinger to another. The stats still don’t paint a pretty picture, but it comes as no real surprise that things have picked up since then (won four, lost one since sinking…

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Why Arsenal’s 2001/02 vintage are perhaps the greatest in the club’s history – Football Article

Sunday 27 April 2003: Manchester United are leading Tottenham 2-0 at White Hart Lane. Knowing a win will put their side five points clear at the top of the table, the jubilant away support chant “we want our trophy back” throughout the latter stages of the second half. It’s almost a year to the day since the Premier League title – United’s for all but three seasons of the first decade of its existence – was surrendered to Arsenal at…

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Au revoir Arsène, and thank you – East Lower – Football Article

Embed from Getty Images In the end, the announcement came out of the blue, pushed onto the Arsenal website and social channels with the simple words: Merci Arsène. That’s it, it’s over. Wenger finally pulled the plug on his 22-year reign with delicately chosen timing. There’s long enough to think, to weigh it all up, and to soak in some of the extraordinary memories he created. There’s time to give him the send-off he deserves, to find someone new, and…

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Arsenal send Arsène off in style – East Lower – Football Article

This slideshow requires JavaScript. Arsenal 5-0 Burnley A perfect ending. The sun set on Wenger’s tenure at the Emirates, with the team on the one hand lashing five past Burnley, and the club on the other getting the tone spot on in a goodbye that gave Le Boss the farewell he’s earned and deserved. It was an emotional day – one for reflection but also for thanks and for looking forward – and the mood was bubbly and celebratory throughout.…

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Unai Emery gives Wenger credit – but wants a new Arsenal future – The Arsenal Blog – Football Article

Unai Emery is a quarter of the way into Arsenal’s first season without Arsene Wenger for absolutely yonks, and although the Gunners brought in five new signings, Emery has still got Wenger’s core for his squad and has somehow got them on a 13 game unbeaten run. So it is interesting to read his answer when he was asked whether this is Emery’s Arsenal or still what he inherited from Arsene Wenger. “I don’t know,” the Spaniard replied. “but for…

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