The Frenchman became Arsenal manager in 1996, and won 17 trophies with the club in 22 years, including 3 PL titles.
In his last game, Arsenal defeated Huddersfield 1-0. He bid an emotional goodbye to the club and thanked the fans for the support he received in his time at the club.
However, it isn’t hidden that the Frenchman wasn’t particularly pleased about the criticism he received in the later stages of his career. He voiced his disappointment in an interview to beIN sports earlier this week.
“I believe there are so many ways to express your feelings and emotions,” Wenger said. He emphasised that going to extreme situations wasn’t the right way to show criticism.
“You can criticise everybody and I think I excepted that in my whole career but it’s just there are some things you cannot do in life,” Wenger said.
In this later years at Arsenal, fans used provocative banners and even used planes to fly them over the stadiums.
“It’s a little bit an expression of people who have money and do what they want in life without respecting basic things,” Wenger told beIN sports.
However, Wenger maintained that being at the helm of Arsenal was a privilege. He added, “It is a sad moment because as you know, it was a full dedication we have to accept that we are not eternal.”
“We have to face reality and to face reality is that everything comes to an end and the best way to deal with it is to accept it and look at it in an objective way.”
He stressed that spending 22 years at a club was exceptional. “When you look at the history of the whole football world to have the privilege to be 22 years head of a football club of that stature,” Wenger concluded.