I will miss you - Wenger thanks Arsenal crowd after final home game

Arsene Wenger says goodbye at the Emirates on Sunday

I will miss you - Wenger thanks Arsenal crowd after final home game

The mere fact the club are battling with Sean Dyche's men for sixth in the Premier League and have no chance of silverware in Wenger's final campaign is clearly one of the reasons a new man will be sought to bring success.

"Thank you for having me for such a long time". I know that's not easy. Burnley are a well organised side but we've beaten them in each of our last six games at the Emirates and I think we'll edge it today.

"What I could not predict is that clubs would move up another level financially that makes it more hard now". I would invite you to really push to support the players and the staff who will remain behind me.

"This team has a special quality".

The result means Arsenal will enter the Europa League at the group stage next season, while Burnley will finish seventh.

"I will miss the intensity of it all, because that's all I have known in my life". Part of life as a player is to experience a special place, and that's Arsenal.

"I would like to wish my fellow manager Alex Ferguson well and hope he gets well quickly. Well done. Bye bye".

The Frenchman, who will leave at the end of the season after almost 22 years at the helm, saw his side seal sixth place in style, thrashing their nearest rivals in the table on Sunday.

A large banner reading "Merci Arsene" was temporarily installed outside the ground, accompanied by a list of all of the silverware delivered throughout his reign.

Wenger is leaving when the season ends after 22 years at the helm and Giroud applauded the impact he has had in his remarkable career in north London.

Laurent Koscielny is facing several months on the sidelines after suffering a serious Achilles injury during the early stages of our defeat to Atletico Madrid on Thursday night.

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