So Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

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The Frenchman is to depart the Emirates Stadium after a statement was issued on the club’s official website.

In what read more like a love letter, Wenger wrote:

“After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season.

“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years.

“I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

“I want to thank the staff, the players, the Directors and the fans who make this club so special.

“I urge our fans to stand behind the team to finish on a high.

“To all the Arsenal lovers take care of the values of the club.

“My love and support for ever.”

Reaction came in thick and fast with fans, footballers and other big names all taking to social media…

The stats are pretty incredible…

It quickly became apparent it was an emotional day…

Fans were divided in their reactions, but most just grateful for all he achieved…

And finally, this…

Huge news. Merci Arsene.