Arsene Wenger Will Continue As A Manager After Leaving Arsenal- Nigel Winterburn

The Celtic manager has has maintained that while there will be a natural end to his time in Glasgow he doesn't envisage it being any time soon.

"Social media and the people with their opinions are so fresh". The #WengerOut campaign was born out of desperation, aimed at a club that showed a genuine lack of leadership at the very top that prevented the team from consistently pushing for titles. He is a huge personality.

But just how gutsy is the Gunners board? "Hopefully he will be involved in a different way in world football", he added.

"It's not even a consideration". The club has to rise to the challenge. Mourinho had once famously called Wenger a "specialist in failure" during Arsenal's nine years without winning trophy (2005-14). He also referred to him as a "voyeur" because of his regular comments about Mourinho's former club, Chelsea.

Wenger wasn't blameless, though. Many friendships have been based on #WengerIn or #WengerOut (you can guess which ones have lasted).

"We are not going to find a replacement for Arsene Wenger - we have to find a new path forward".

It's interesting, then, that Wenger would suddenly decide to resign with a year remaining on his current deal.

Arsenal have a number of inform attackers, namely Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (six goals in eight games), Danny Welbeck (five) and Alexandre Lacazette (11), who have all scored in recent matches, supported by a dynamic midfield, where the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil have been shining brightly as they look to end the season strongly.

Wenger has been with the club for 22 seasons and has a long list of accomplishments to show for himself in that time.

"In modern football now there's speculation around players and managers", Rodgers said.

Mikel Arteta: This is an interesting one. He fell out with CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke over the sale of players and more worryingly Arsenal's new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.

The Gunners have started the process of finding Wenger's successor already, with Luis Enrique, Carlo Ancelotti, Brendan Rodgers and Thomas Tuchel among the frontrunners for the Emirates hotseat.

"It's a sad day for me".

For the average Joe wearing the Arsenal badge sitting in his living room, writing in asking us why the mood surrounding the coverage of the, now global, event of Arsène Wenger stepping down is so sombre.

He shifted our reputation from 'boring, boring Arsenal', to a side feared for incisive passing, quick movement and devastating effectiveness.

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