Wenger not enjoying everything about his long goodbye

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has obviously been dominating the headlines in recent times after he announced he would be stepping down as Gunners boss at the end of the season after 22 years in the job.

Ever since it was made public that the veteran coach would be leaving the North London club, each game his side has participated in has seemed to be part of a long drawn out farewell tour.

Wenger himself has admitted that he has enjoyed certain parts of his closing weeks as Gunners boss, although he has found other aspects more difficult – especially in regards to the staff he will leave behind him at the Emirates.

“I enjoyed some aspects of it, yes – and not all,” the 68-year-old said.

“It was not always easy to cut slowly with what you do everyday and always you want to do it as well as you can and you don’t want to forget to thank people who deserve it.

“There are some people here who I employed 20 years ago who did fight for me every single day so it is not easy to say goodbye.”

Wenger will leave Arsenal as the clubs longest serving manager having been in the dugout for over 1,000 games. He is also the Gunner most successful coach ever, after he won four League titles and a record seven FA Cups.

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