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Wenger admits timing of Arsenal exit was out of his hands

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger admitted Wednesday that the timing of his departure from Arsenal after more than two decades as manager was not his call.

The 68-year-old Frenchman - who guided the Gunners to two domestic doubles and masterminded the 2004 “Invincibles”, as well as winning a record seven FA Cups - will hand over the reins to a new manager after this season.

Wenger admits timing of Arsenal exit was out of his hands

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger admitted Wednesday that the timing of his departure from Arsenal after more than two decades as manager was not his call.

The 68-year-old Frenchman - who guided the Gunners to two domestic doubles and masterminded the 2004 “Invincibles”, as well as winning a record seven FA Cups - will hand over the reins to a new manager after this season.

Wednesday Kickoff: Arsene Wenger, Real Madrid after Kane and more

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Following the announcement that the legendary coach is stepping down, Arsenal remains the focus of the soccer world.

Arsene Wenger says stepping down from Arsenal was "not really my decision" while adding that Luis Enrique is a manager he enjoys following. (REPORT)

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon believes Harry Kane is the club's main target this summer.

Arsene Wenger says the timing of his Arsenal departure was not his decision

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had indicated that he was forced into his resignation. The Gunners boss announced last week that he would stand down at...

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Arsenal candidate Carlo Ancelotti offered Italy manager’s job

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Carlo Ancelotti, one of the leading candidates to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager, has been offered the Italy job, according to The Times....

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Former Chelsea hit-man included in 20-man Atletico Madrid squad to face Arsenal

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The BBC understands Diego Costa has been named in Diego Simeone's 20-man Atletico Madrid...

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Carlo Ancelotti not in Rome to negotiate with Italy national fold

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It's thought that Carlo Ancelotti had travelled to Rome on Tuesday to negotiate terms with...

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Merci Arsène: An Upstanding Man and Manager – Results aren’t everything

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Results aren't everything. Let's also remember Arsène's personal contribution to the club. By Nick Bugeja. Like most fans, Arsène Wenger's announcement that he will depart Arsenal at the end of the season has given me pause for thought.Over the years, my expectations in terms of trophies and results for the club have gradually diminished.

What is supporting The Arsenal all about?

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Written on Saturday soon after the managerial announcement, this comment from one of our respected bloggers already seems prophetic with regard to the journos' insatiable need to stir up discontent within the Arsenal support. 'Did he jump or was he pushed?', ' Wenger lets rip at hurtful fans' etc etc.

Assessing 5 possible Arsene Wenger Successors

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As news of Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal after 22 seasons hit social media last Friday, there was quickly a plethora of names to be mentioned as possible successors to the Frenchman. Being the next manager of the Gunners will be a difficult task. Not because they don’t currently have good players, but because replacing a legend like Wenger is not an easy task to live up to.

Evaluating Arsenal’s options for replacing Wenger

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After 22 years as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is finally stepping down.

While his final few seasons, have been rather turbulent, one cannot understate his achievements. 473 Premier League wins, 3 titles, 7 FA Cups, and the only unbeaten season in Premier League history.

While the footballing community will undoubtably pay tribute to Wenger in the coming weeks, Arsenal must look ahead to a new manager.

Evaluating Arsenal’s options for replacing Wenger

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After 22 years as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is finally stepping down.

While his final few seasons, have been rather turbulent, one cannot understate his achievements. 473 Premier League wins, 3 titles, 7 FA Cups, and the only unbeaten season in Premier League history.

While the footballing community will undoubtably pay tribute to Wenger in the coming weeks, Arsenal must look ahead to a new manager.

Where will Wenger manage next? The bookies make France favourite

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So while all Arsenal fans are wondering who will replace Arsene Wenger at the Emirates, there are many clubs all over the world that would love to see Wenger manage their teams. David Dein said yesterday that he is already getting enquiries. "Over the last few years, I know for a fact he's been approached [.

Thierry Henry wants the job and is waiting for Arsenal to phone him….

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There have been many rumours about who will be taking over at Arsenal after Arsene Wenger leaves this summer, and one of the early discussions was about Thierry Henry, who is one of the biggest club legends and a friend of Stan Kroenke's son Josh. Henry has always maintained that he would like the job [.

Thanks for the trophies, but...

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WENGER'S DEPARTURE LEAVES AN ODD AURA AROUND ARSENAL So Arsene Wenger is leaving after 22 years in charge of Arsenal and after such a long stretch, moving the familiar furniture creates an unusual feeling. Yesterday the fans at Ashburton Grove gave him a polite and warm welcome but hardly an overwhelming crescendo of praise for a departing hero on his way to Valhalla.

Fun in the Sun – West Ham Ratings

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The first in a series of goodbye games for the great man brought some glorious sunshine to North London. Hopes were high for exceptional entertainment, though the news that Auba wasn't starting brought the mood down a notch. I suppose the hope was to further cement some combinations for Thursday's semi, so it was understandable in that sense.

Wenger always did everything for Arsenal and will do until the day he leaves

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Arsene Wenger has lived and breathed Arsenal for the last 22 years, and he sounds very sad that he has been forced out of the club. One thing is for sure his Autobiography on his time at Arsenal will be an amazing best seller, but when asked if he would reveal details about his departure [...]

Arsenal defy subdued Wenger send off to hammer West Ham

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger decided to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close to unite the club’s frustrated fanbase, the Frenchman revealed after a 4-1 victory over West Ham was played out in a surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go by supporters prior to making his decision public on Friday.

Arsenal defy subdued Wenger send off to hammer West Ham

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger decided to bring his 22-year reign as manager to a close to unite the club’s frustrated fanbase, the Frenchman revealed after a 4-1 victory over West Ham was played out in a surprisingly subdued atmosphere at the Emirates on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go by supporters prior to making his decision public on Friday.

Wenger farewell fails to fill the Emirates

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to the Emirates for one of the Frenchman’s final games at home to West Ham on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from disgruntled supporters having failed to win the Premier League for 14 years before announcing his decision to leave on Friday.

Wenger farewell fails to fill the Emirates

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to bring his 22-year reign to a close at the end of the season still wasn’t enough to tempt many Arsenal fans back to the Emirates for one of the Frenchman’s final games at home to West Ham on Sunday.

Wenger, 68, had come under growing pressure to go from disgruntled supporters having failed to win the Premier League for 14 years before announcing his decision to leave on Friday.

Be Careful What You Wish For

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Today we have another guest post from West Ham Bob, a man with considerable knowledge about the great game but who, through no fault of his own, supports today's opposition...

Six weeks ago, I viewed this game with a great deal of fear. However thanks to the appalling form of Southampton and Stoke (wouldn't it be brilliant if Mark Hughes took both clubs down in one season?

Patrick Vieira flattered to be linked with Arsenal job

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Former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira says he is flattered to be linked with replacing Arsene Wenger as the club's manager, but says he is...

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Celtic’s Rodgers rules out Arsenal move

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on Saturday distanced himself from speculation he could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss.

“There’s nothing really in it. I have always said I’m extremely happy here,” Rogers told BBC Scotland.

Wenger announced on Friday he will step down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.

Celtic’s Rodgers rules out Arsenal move

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Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers on Saturday distanced himself from speculation he could succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal boss.

“There’s nothing really in it. I have always said I’m extremely happy here,” Rogers told BBC Scotland.

Wenger announced on Friday he will step down at the end of the season after 22 years in charge of the Gunners.

Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal is truly special

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News of Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as manager of Arsenal at season’s end made headlines all over the world.

Reports out of England, France, America, Nigeria, New Zealand, and many other countries, flooded both news stands and social media on Friday. Publications from the Wall Street Journal to local papers have covered the story.

Arsene Wenger’s legacy at Arsenal is truly special

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News of Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as manager of Arsenal at season’s end made headlines all over the world.

Reports out of England, France, America, Nigeria, New Zealand, and many other countries, flooded both news stands and social media on Friday. Publications from the Wall Street Journal to local papers have covered the story.

Wenger ‘was sacked’ insists Arsenal great Wright

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London (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.

Wenger announced Friday his intention to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge of the north London club.

Wenger ‘was sacked’ insists Arsenal great Wright

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London (AFP) – Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has insisted Arsene Wenger must have been sacked as he cannot believe his old boss would have walked away from his post.

Wenger announced Friday his intention to step down as Arsenal manager at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge of the north London club.

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti declares interest in Arsenal job

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Ex-Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed he would be interested in replacing Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager. Following Wenger's...

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The Childlike Delusions of the Arsène Haters

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Written in June 2012 this post from Rocky has renewed relevance after yesterday's announcement. Let's hope that some elements of the Arsenal fanbase fade back into obscurity when Arsene leaves.

There is a strong current of opinion among some Arsenal supporters that our seven year winless streak is a disgrace.

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football.

Tributes poured in from players past and present on Friday, as well as Wenger’s adversaries over the past two decades, such as Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, for his longevity and the revolution in English football he helped inspire.

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s decision to step down as Arsenal manager after 22 years in charge marks the end of an era, but also a huge opportunity for the Gunners to reestablish themselves among the elite of English and European football.

Tributes poured in from players past and present on Friday, as well as Wenger’s adversaries over the past two decades, such as Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho, for his longevity and the revolution in English football he helped inspire.

Adieu to le prof: A commentary on Arsene Wenger’s resignation

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Editor’s Note: Rebecca Searleman recaps her emotions and ruminates on the legendary Arsenal manager’s resignation

I’ve had 70 minutes to process the news of Arsene Wenger’s decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the 2017/2018 campaign. Following a fit of shouting “Wenger’s leaving!

Replacing Wenger an impossible job, says Arsenal chief

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London (AFP) – Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes he is now faced with an impossible task in finding a fitting replacement for outgoing manager Arsene Wenger.

Wenger, 67, announced he will step down from his role at the end of the season on Friday after 22 years in charge.

‘Untouchable’ Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsenal great Thierry Henry hailed Arsene Wenger’s legacy as “untouchable” despite struggles in recent years as the manager announced Friday he was stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Premier League club.

The 68-year-old arrived at Arsenal in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in the club’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

‘Untouchable’ Wenger to end 22-year Arsenal stay

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London (AFP) – Arsenal great Thierry Henry hailed Arsene Wenger’s legacy as “untouchable” despite struggles in recent years as the manager announced Friday he was stepping down after 22 years at the helm of the Premier League club.

The 68-year-old arrived at Arsenal in 1996 a relative unknown but leaves widely hailed as the greatest manager in the club’s history after three Premier League titles and a record-breaking seven FA Cup triumphs.

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Arsene Wenger, MLS trades, and more: Tuesday Freedom Kicks

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Plus: a book recommendation.

Morning, friends! I'm going to start today with a completely non-soccer-related book recommendation, because I'm reading something fascinating right now: Killers of the Flower Moon. It's non-fiction but, as someone who is not opposed to non-fiction in theory but doesn't tend towards it often, I can vouch for how engrossing it is.

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Wenger’s tenure unlikely to be emulated: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger’s long reign at Arsenal is unlikely ever to be repeated, said Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola on Friday.

Wenger announced earlier on Friday he would bring the curtain down on his 22 year tenure at the end of the season - a spell that saw the London club achieve the domestic double twice (1998/2002) and the 2003-4 “Invincibles” the first English team in the modern era to go through a First Division/Premier League season unbeaten.