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…
Full time: Arsenal 5-0 Burnley. Bye bye. pic.twitter.com/15GUsmaesz
— ccyykk (@chanyuenkit) May 6, 2018
Wenger’s last home Arsenal game ends with a 5-0 win & both sets of fans chanting his name.
I don’t begrudge him such a good send-off.
Thanks for those amazing first 8 years, Arsène.
You gave me many of my happiest moments as a Gooner. 👍 pic.twitter.com/95ropfoxxN
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 6, 2018
The presentation, the gold trophy, the words from Arsene Wenger – all absolute old fashioned Arsenal class.
— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) May 6, 2018
Arsène will be presented with the special trophy that the club was awarded in recognition of his Invincibles seasons of 2003-04 to keep as a personal momento of his time at the club. pic.twitter.com/d8xzvzShwi
— ARSENAL (@tomgunner14) May 6, 2018
— 9ja Arsenal (@Frankumez) May 6, 2018