Arsene Wenger: What I will miss most about managing Arsenal

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ARSENE WENGER has revealed what he will miss most as he prepares to leave Arsenal after 22 years at the helm.

The Frenchman is preparing for his final home game in north London on Sunday, as Burnley visit the Emirates Stadium.

A sell out crowd is expected for the clash, with Wenger in line to receive a special send off from staff and supporters.

It is expected to be an emotionally charged day for everyone associated with Arsenal.

And Wenger has left a parting message for fans in the official matchday programme.

“What I will miss most about this job is the competition itself,” he wrote.

“The collective feeling, the sharing of emotions with people you work with on a daily basis, the desire to feel something together and the target you always have in front of you.

“I will miss the intensity of it all, because that’s all I have known in my life.

“I’d say what has linked all my teams through the years is the desire to play as a connected team, at a high pace, and to make the players reach a complex form of collective football.

“That means involving at least three players every move, to express your talent, and make people feel that when football is expressed in a collective way and with a high understanding, it’s art.”

Arsenal’s official club shop has paid tribute to the long-serving boss by selling customised home shirts with messages from the players printed on the back.

Supporters have also been invited into the store to write a message to Wenger before he departs.


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