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'I Will Miss You' - Emotional Goodbye Doesn't Hide Issues At Arsenal

'I Will Miss You' - Emotional Goodbye Doesn't Hide Issues At Arsenal

Arsene Wenger took his leave of the Emirates Stadium this evening having seen his Arsenal side beat Burnley 5-0.

Keen to send their manager of 22 years out on a high, a huge proportion of the home support remained behind to say their goodbyes to the Frenchman.

Introduced to the pitch by former Arsenal players Pat Rice and Bob Wilson, Wenger was presented with the miniature golden Premier League trophy that the club received in celebration of their 2003/04 'Invincible' season.

Stressing that he will always be an Arsenal fan, he urged the fans to continue backing the club. Furthermore, he extended his best wishes to his old footballing foe, Alex Ferguson.

Amid some technical issues with the microphone, Wenger signed off with on a poignant note; "I will miss you."

You can watch the entirety of Wenger's closing remarks to the fans below.

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One note of interest however came when the camera panned in on a clapping Stan Kroenke; Arsenal's largest shareholder.

Alongside Wenger, the American has become a target of the fans' scorn in recent years. The feeling still lingers as they chose to boo him when he came into sight.

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