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.