The long-serving Gunners boss has revealed he will be stepping down at the end of the season after 22 successful years at the helm in north London, in news that shocked the first-team squad through to it’s core.
Arsenal’s hopes of sending Wenger off with European success came to a close last night following defeat to Atletico Madrid, giving the Frenchman just three Premier League games remaining as Gunners manager.
Many of the squad will find it difficult to say goodbye to Wenger, who has played a huge part in their careers, and Nigeria international Alex Iwobi has admitted the situation is ‘depressing and sad’.
“It’s a bit depressing and a bit sad for me — he has done a lot for me in a short time in my career. We’re going to try and give him the right send-off he deserves and end the season on a high and do our best for him.”
Arsenal face Burnley on Sunday in Wenger’s last home game, before travelling to face Leicester City and Huddersfield.