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Arsenal mark Wenger's final home game with 5-0 thrashing of Burnley

Arsenal mark Wenger's final home game with 5-0 thrashing of Burnley

The 41-year-old was among a host of other former Arsenal players at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday to honour Wenger in his last home game as Gunners' boss after 22 years in charge.

While he will not oversee another Arsenal home game, Wenger still has trips to Leicester City and Huddersfield Town to round out his reign.

Liverpool assistant Zeljko Buvac, Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique, Joachim Low, Massimiliano Allegri, Patrick Vieira, Leonardo Jardim, Thierry Henry, Mikel Arteta and Julian Nagelsmann have all been linked with Arsenal.

It was an emotional farewell to the man who is widely considered Arsenal's greatest manager but who found himself the target of increased fan animosity in recent years.

The 60,000 packed stadium was thunderous in its appreciation for the French gaffer, who for 22 years, had rendered a wonderful service unto the club. It's not my decision, I'm nothing to do with that.

Arsenal's emphatic victory, which matched their best result this season, was little consolation for the midweek loss in the Europa League semi-final to Atletico Madrid, however, which meant they miss out on Champions League football next season.




"This group of players has special quality, not only on the pitch, but off it too". With the right additions this team will challenge next year.

Wenger was given a guard of honour from both teams and the match officials before kickoff, and received roars of support throughout the match from the home fans, most of whom had donned their complimentary red "Merci Arsene" T-shirts. "Above all, I am like you - an Arsenal fan", he said. Will I be free on the days Arsenal plays?

Calling the Emirates "this theatre of dreams", Wenger added: "I will miss you". If you have one, it would be fantastic.

Wenger was asked whether he would return to watch a game from the North Bank of the Emirates. "Thank you all for being such an important part of my life".

"Sometimes to make people happy you have to go somewhere else", he joked. My ambition was always to win with style. I know that's not easy but above all I am like you. "I would be happy to do that", he said.

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