Cricketing fraternity reacts as Arsene Wenger steps down as Arsenal Manager

Cricketing fraternity reacts as Arsene Wenger steps down as Arsenal Manager

He also requested all the Arsenal fans to stand beside the team as they bid finish the season on a high.

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Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

One of the greatest footballing personalities of all time, Arsene Wenger will step down as the head coach of Arsenal at the end of this season. This was a barely surprising decision taken by the 68-year-old, considering a fact that Arsenal have slumped badly in the last few years. For over a decade, they didn’t win the Premier League and the fans frustration just crept up in the last few months.

“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,” Wenger said as quoted by Arsenal’s official website.

He also requested all the Arsenal fans to stand beside the team as they bid finish the season on a high. They have a huge game coming up against Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the Europa League, which will determine their status for next. “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 forever!” Wenger said.

Cricketing world mourns as Wenger bids adieu

Arsenal boast of a humongous fan base, all thanks to Arsene Wenger’s incredible team which terrorized so many teams. Probably the closest competitor to Sir Alex Ferguson, Wenger will leave an irreplaceable legacy behind and is expected to receive a tremendous Farewell in the coming weeks.

He also has a great fan base amongst the cricketing world as well, who all are mourning his exit right now. Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar received a shirt signed by Wenger a few months ago and is a huge fan of Arsenal. Many other cricketers adore the 68-year-old Frenchman and paid emotional tributes as he decided to quit.

Here’s how the cricketing fraternity reacted.