Wenger quelled 'the animal inside' to succeed at Arsenal

Laurent Koscielny

Speaking ahead of his final match in charge of Arsenal at Huddersfield Town on Sunday Wenger discussed the possibility of such revolutionary change.

Wenger will leave his role at Arsenal at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at the club, with the 68-year-old overseeing his final home league game in last weekend's 5-0 thrashing of Burnley.

The north London side were resounding 5-0 winners against Burnley in Wenger's final Premier League game at The Emirates last weekend on an emotional afternoon for the Gunners. But as well I would say to respect what has been built here and what people care about.

And other "Wenger outside" supporters, they have finally got their wish as the long-time Arsenal boss will finish his 22-year tenure this summer as he prepares to step down after making an official statement last month.

While the Gunners are bidding farewell to long-serving manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the season, their summer recruitment plans are still rumbling on.

Asked if he had received any offers, Wenger replied: "Yes, more than I expected!"

Shortly after he announced his end-of-season departure, there were reports that a number of clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, were interested in his service.

He has managed the Gunners for nearly 22 years.

Jamie Vardy returned to haunt Arsene Wenger on his farewell tour as Leicester cruised past 10-man Arsenal 3-1.

He also urged his successor as Arsenal manager to protect the club's values, namely by playing good football, giving young players their chance and trying to act with outward integrity and class. The fact that I managed to keep control of my emotions and my reactions helped me a lot to do my job. "That's what is a really big part of my personality".

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