Friday, May 20, 2022

Wenger reveals team news for last ever game [Narrator voice: He doesn’t]

Arsene Wenger has held his final ever pre-match press conference as Arsenal manager, ahead of Sunday’s game against Huddersfield.

The Gunners travel north looking to win their first away game of the calendar year having extended their winless run on the road to seven games courtesy of last night’s 3-1 defeat at Leicester.

Normally he provides an update on the team news, but the press conference was taken up with questions about his departure, his future, and his memories of being manager of Arsenal for 22 years.

There was lots to touch, but there was one particularly excellent moment when the Frenchman was asked if he was an emotional person.

He said he was, but then spoke about how he learned as a football manager that in order to survive in the job he had to keep his emotions in check. That led to this exchange:

Journalist: “Have we seen the real Arsene Wenger?”

AW: “Yes, you have seen the real Arsenal Wenger …”

There’s also a kind of symmetry that a great manager of this great club ends his career at Huddersfield from where another legendary manager came many years ago.

Wenger’s a good chap, man.

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renaissancerosicky

Merci Arsène! <3

King 14enry

Really thought his last press conference would go something more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP3m22Kzu0k

Tamiltiger

I’m going to miss you ?

Yellow Ribbon

@Mr. Blogs: It is more like.. “Wenger is a good blud fam!”. I know you classy Mr. Blogs. Don’t worry!?
It has turned out to be an extremely sad ending to an illustrious career. Merci Arsene.

Double98

I am not sure about Her, but Her Bert would agree that wenger is a good chap, man.

Mootilated

it was a pun on Herbert Chapman

Yellow Ribbon

Yeah! I got that.

Double98

I for one don’t want to see him in another teams Duvet coat.
With working zips.

It will be like watching your mum feed other children or your dad watching another child playing football.

Merci Arsene!

We will all be poorer with out you as we wait for another once in a lifetime coach for our chosen love.

DB10s Air Miles

Je suis Arsene.

Hantal

I wonder if anyone’s ever asked about the zips…

Dido

Merci arsene. I club legend

Priim

Wait, he’s not really going is he, I thought it was all a big joke…ffs…

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