Arsene Wenger, Arsenal’s manager, has announced that he will be quitting the Emirates Stadium at the end of the current season. The announcement comes at a time the Gunners are struggling in the Premier League. The club, only last weekend, lost 2-1 to Newcastle at St. James Park to continue their woeful away form. They are currently rooted to the number six spot on the table, a distant five points away from fifth-placed Chelsea.
The club captain, Per Mertesacker, has revealed that the announcement left the players in shock. He explained that the room, where the Frenchman revealed his decision, was silent as the players never expected the news. He said the only sounds to be heard where that of screeching chairs as the players one after the other left the room in silence.
Wenger has spent 22 years with Arsenal. Among his many achievements at the club include his 49-game unbeaten run from May 2003 to October 2004.
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