Sunday, August 14, 2022

Arsene Wenger: I will say thank you to the trees

Arsene Wenger has tried to explain what his life will be like without Arsenal after he finishes the job he’s held for 22 years on Sunday.

After the Gunners game against Huddersfield, the 68 year old will travel to France to do some work before returning to London ‘Clean out my desk … and that’s it.’

It will be a huge change for him and his routine, something he was asked about at his last ever press conference today.

“This is my life, every year,” he said, referring to coming to the training ground every day.

“I planted 20,000 trees out there, everyone like that [gesture of smallness], now they are massive.

“And I will greet everyone of them of them before I leave and say ‘thank you’. It’s my life and I don’t know anything else.

“And that’s why, of course, it will be difficult, but on the other hand I will leave a club where I can be proud of what is behind me as well.

“It is a fantastic structure, fantastic conditions for the next manager, and I think I have been a little part in the development of a club that is historical, that has a huge fanbase, and I leave the club in conditions where the future of the club is in a strong position.”

It’s always hard to leaf, and at this point we still don’t know who is going to take the elm when he does depart.

Despite the frustrations, we think Wenger’s done oak-ay all things considered, and while he might pine for the job, we’re sure he’ll branch out into something else in football and put down roots elsewhere.

Related articles

Comments

guest
36 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gus Caesar

Somewhere in a deep corner of the training ground Amaury Bischoff is probably planted.

Rob67

????

Rank-47

Punny!

Jacob

There’s my hay fever playing up again

Russ

Treemendous article

the only sam is nelson

Fir goodness sakes. Ideally you wood be birched for such a terrible forest of puns. When will Arseblog News twig that its ches nut funny to plant bad jokes when what we want to know is who is sycamore – Mesut or Santri?

Uhtred

Brilliant!! Santri got me most hahaha

My wig smells cheesy

Fantasy Sam!

My wig smells cheesy

Oops that was meant to be fantastic

My wig smells fine

Are you sure it wasn’t meant to be fantreestick?

89 was fine

I’m beginning to pine for him already.

christopher taylor

pun victory

DamoDinkum

At least it won’t be a long, trunkated farewell.

Tomislav

Where can I find that video of Giroud mentioning Wenger? No longer available in videos…

Olivier Giroud

Arsenalist.com

Tomislav

Deleted, same source as here.

shokim

It’s always hard to ‘leaf’, and at this point we still don’t know who is going to take the ‘elm’ when he does depart.

Despite the frustrations, we think Wenger’s done ‘oak’-ay all things considered, and while he might ‘pine’ for the job, we’re sure he’ll ‘branch out’ into something else in football and put down ‘roots’ elsewhere.

Well done, sir! Hopefully Arsene will out-grow his heartsickness and move on to something new soon.

Ann Noyd

He’s barking mad

shokim

Well done, sir! Hopefully Arsene will out-grow his heartsickness and move on to something new soon.

Pedant

Tree league titles, tree of the last four FA Cups, over tree more trophies than the last 18 Sp*rs managers.

Plus deep roots (stadium, training ground etc) built for the future.

Tapps

Take a bough!

Paul W

You wood turn this moment into a series of pines woodn’t you?

ramgooner

The Level of cuntery displayed by a small section of “supporters” forced this great great manager/human being to leave the countree. Let’s hope his legacy isn’t uprooted by the board/next man in charge/fans. COYG.

Matthew Comb

At least he stayed long enough to see St-OAK relegated.

santori

Doing his bit for the environment bless him.

Punter

If Arsene Wenger were a tree, he would be a great old English Oak. yes, yes I know he is french. But he has all the characteristics of an English Oak.

Auba-Ma-Ying

He didn’t say he planted 20,000 trees lol. He said “there’s 20,000 trees out there…”

In Arse We Trust

Shouldn’t he leave by chopper then?

τthanasis

nobody in press conference and here understand what Arsene means with this. The answer is in the book “Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers” written by Verne Jules.

Lakshya

Why isn’t their training bearing fruit? I really hope we can stem the run of away defeats at Huddersfield!

Dan

Still sinking in that we’ve palmed him off

Nacho Cheese Kalevra

YOUR COAT! YOU FORGOT YOUR COAT BLOGS !

Gonzilla

Nice pundi-tree.

Hajdú

Wood he emBark on a new adventure, or is he too rooted to coaching to log off? Don’t listen to me, I’m trunk.

John Lukic

Bon-sigh

Share article

Featured on NewsNow

Support Arseblog

Latest posts

Latest Arsecast

36
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x