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Arsene Wenger to step down at the end of the season

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will leave his role as the manager at the end of the season.

The 68-year-old French boss who joined the club on the 1st of October,1996, will step down a year before his current contract expires. He guided Arsenal to three Premier League titles and seven F.A Cups.

Wenger holds the record of the longest-serving boss in the Premier League and has taken charge of a record of 823 games.

 Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League group H match between Arsenal FC and Crvena Zvezda at Emirates Stadium

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In a statement to the club’s website, he said: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.

“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.

“I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

“I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special.

“I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high.

“To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club.

“My love and support forever.”

More to follow.

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About Obiwon Echi

Obiwon Echi
Obiwon is a graduate of the International Academy of Medicine and Ecology, Kyiv, Ukraine where he obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He is a passionate football fan and likes to work as a columnist as a part time job. As an editor in Footballwood.com, he covers news, match previews, reviews and much more from major leagues round the globe.

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