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Arsene Wenger confirms he will leave Arsenal and Twitter reacts

After 22 years in charge at the north London club, it has been confirmed that Arsene Wenger will step down at the end of this 2017/18 season.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Newcastle United vs Arsenal - St James' Park, Newcastle, Britain - April 15, 2018   Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the match    REUTERS/Scott Heppell    EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, vide

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will leave the club at the end of season, the Frenchman said in a statement issued by the Premier League club on Friday.

Wenger out! It's actually happening this time

"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," he said.

"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 for ever."

No details have yet been given as to who the successor may be.

The reaction on social media was immediate #wenger


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