Arsene Wenger says his final game in charge of Arsenal proved to be a magical day, all the more so because the sun was shining.
The Frenchman celebrated his 22-year tenure as the Gunners manager with a 5-0 victory against Burnley played out in front of a packed Emirates crowd including number of his former players.
“It’s a great day and a fantastic, magical day because on top of that we had fantastic weather,” he told Arsenal.com after his emotional on-pitch presentation. “Everything went well and I will never forget that.”
A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and strikes from Alex Lacazette, Alex Iwobi and Sead Kolasinac ensure Arsenal will finish sixth in the Premier League with two games remaining.
“We played the game we wanted to play and I would like to thank everybody,” reacted Wenger.
“Today was absolutely magic. I will never forget a day like that.”
He continued: “At the moment, I’m trying not to get emotional at all. It would be far too much!
“You can only be grateful. What people respect at Arsenal is the way we lead the club with integrity, values and trying to respect the real values of the game. That’s why people respect us.
“As I said in my interview, I’m a fan. The fan inside suffers when it doesn’t go well and I’m happy when it goes well. That will continue. You don’t stop the love story from one day to the next. That will never end.”