April 20, 2018 / 9:10 AM / a month ago

Wenger statement on leaving Arsenal at end of season

(Reuters) - Arsenal released the following statement from manager Arsene Wenger after the Frenchmen announced that he will leave the Premier League club after almost 22 years at the helm:

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Arsenal Training - Arsenal Training Centre, St Albans, Britain - April 4, 2018 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during training Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley/File Photo

“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 for ever.”

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru

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