‘Merci Arsene’ – Arsenal fans get emotional as Wenger signs off in style

Arsene Wenger took charge of his final home game as Arsenal manager against Burnley on Sunday.

The Frenchmen walked out to a rapturous reception and guard of honour before his players paid tribute by convincingly thrashing Burnley 5-0.

Goals from Alecandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac, Alex Iwobi and a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured Wenger’s 22-year reign as Gunners boss ended in style on home soil.

Wenger brought in free-flowing attacking football to Arsenal and this game summed up his footballing philosophy.

Club legends watched on, while many fans will be left wondering where this type of performance has been all season.

Addressing the crowd at the end of the game Wenger wished Sir Alex Ferguson a swift recovery before saying: “Thank you for having me for such a long time. Above all, I am like you an Arsenal fan.

“I would like to finish with one simple phrase – I will miss you. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and I hope to see you soon.”

Football fans reflected on Wenger’s time as manager via Twitter afterwards…