Patrick Vieira's awkward reaction to being contacted by Arsenal about manager's role


Arsenal star Alex Iwobistated that he was emotional after his side defeated Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their last Premier League fixture of the season on Sunday, May 13 which was also Arsene Wenger's final game in charge of the Gunners.

Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, an assistant to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, is now the odds-on favourite with British bookmakers to replace Wenger.

Aubameyang spent less than four months as a player under Wenger and said the manager's announcement last month had surprised him.

The Spaniard, 36, fits perfectly into the Gunners' long-term vision of how the club will be run after 22 years of Wenger's management.

Whoever takes the reins will have big managerial shoes to fill and Cech concedes that Arsenal may be entering a period of instability which leads to hiring and firing after so many years of consistency.

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With Huddersfield celebrating survival at the end of their first Premier League campaign, acknowledgment of Wenger's final - and 1,235th - game in charge took place before the kickoff. "We talked a lot already and we also wrote in a book for him".

Merson wrote in The Daily Star about Wenger: "Everton?".

"If he stays I will be the happiest guy in the world and if he decides to move because he has this offer, this option, I will not say you do not have to go".

"There is a little bit of uncertainty there amongst the squad, however, we just hope the club does a really good job in terms of bringing the right person in to succeed Wenger". When asked in a Q&A with Arsenal fans to name the one player he wished he had signed for the club the legendary Frenchman replied: "I almost signed Ronaldo and I think that would have changed the history of Arsenal Football Club". "With the results we won three Premier League titles, played 49 games unbeaten and I'm very proud to have won seven FA Cups too". I think they'd be more solid and hard to beat [under Allegri].