Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger finally ended his 22 year spell as Gunners boss with a 1-0 away victory over Huddersfield yesterday.
The 68-year-old admitted he was sad to end his epic 1235 game career with the North London club, but also predicted big things ahead for the players he leaves behind.
Wenger believes that if his successor can strengthen in a few key areas the Gunners will have a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
“Of course it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club,” He said.
“To enjoy it we had to win it, winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it. It was a good day for everyone with Huddersfield staying up too.
“Do I feel relief? Not really, I’m sad. At some stage it has to end, I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future.”
“It will be hard to adjust of course but I will have to deal with that. I want to wish this group of players well and the staff coming in, I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else.”
“I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality. The team needs some additions and if they get them I think they will compete for the Premier League title.”
Wenger will leave Arsenal as the clubs longest serving manager and is also the Gunners most successful coach ever, after he won four League titles and a record seven FA Cups.