Regardless of whether you love Arsene Wenger or not until the shocking news of his resignation or the growing pressure calling for the Frenchman to step aside, there is no denying that his departure from Arsenal is the end of ARSENE-NAL era.
Le Prof has faced unimaginable criticism over recent seasons at the rehashed inability to challenge for either the Premier League or Champions League.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are still in the semi-finals of the Europa League, even with the possibility of coming back to Europe elite competition(Champions League) via winning the Europa Cup, a decision has been made to put an end to the uncertainty that has hung over the North London club in recent years.
Wenger has met with serious resistance over the end a very long time of his reign, planes flying over North London skyline beseeching him to leave, dissents at the gates of the Emirates: Wenger Out. Well, those depleted by his drawn-out stay have had their wish.
At last, Wenger has reached that point that for so since a long time ago appeared to be impossible, the trigger which has pushed the endgame catch. The mantra that he would dependably regard his contract, the unyielding quality that made it so impossible that he would one day do that, has been blown.
Arsène Wenger, the Gunner’s longest-serving, and most successful boss announced on Friday the end of his 22 years as manager of Arsenal.
Wenger said in a statement on Arsenal website :
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.”
Notwithstanding Wenger’s inconsistency and failure to deliver major silverware in recent years, it is difficult to downplay Wenger’s influence in the Premier League
At the point when the Frenchman moved to Arsenal, he turned to be the third foreign manager to take control of a Premier League team, while his experience in financial matters and a relative absence of experience as a player put him inconsistent with what was customarily anticipated from a manager.
Basically, little was known about the bespectacled French boss, even by the Arsenal players themselves. “When he initially arrived, we didn’t know him too well and maybe a couple of the players were asking ‘Who is this French man?'” Ian Wright admit
Making of Le Prof (Transformation)
London drinking cultures stayed prevalent at Premier League football clubs in the 90s, but Le Prof rapidly set about destroying the locker room inner circles and executing another era of football science.
Wenger’s imaginative changes, which included everything from what the players ate to doing with traditional fitness work and presenting more ball work in training session immediately gained him the moniker “The Professor“.
“I recall Tony Adams and myself, in our first Wenger pre-season, going to see the boss just before the start of the campaign,” Lee Dixon wrote back in 2003. “Our feeling was that we had not done enough running. We were concerned that the team wouldn’t be fit enough. The manager calmly explained to us that it was all scientific and that the team would be fine. ‘Have faith,’ he said. Sure enough, 10 days later we flew out of the blocks all full of energy and raring to go. That man knows what he’s talking about.”
The hesitance of his players to be torn far from their greasy nourishments wound up known as the Mars Bars revolt, something which Wenger now recollects affectionately. “I changed a couple of propensities for the players, which isn’t easy in a team with an average age of 30 years – at the first match the players were chanting, ‘We want our Mars bars!‘” he recalled.
This was bleeding edge football stuff at the time and it paid profits on the pitch as Arsenal refined the swash-clasping attacking football that Wenger had presented in his first season and included a newly discovered steel in midfield with Petit and Vieira bossing teams and outmuscling them.
However, those major factors may appear like a child’s play nowadays, Wenger was met with persistent and stubborn resistance from the Arsenal squad at the time and the way that they are presently so typical is a demonstration of how far ahead the revolutionary of the Frenchman was, with several players crediting Wenger for expanding their professional careers.
Wenger likewise hugely affected present-day Europe scouting, setting up a system of trusted talent hunters and being one of the first managers in the Premier League to employ the utilization of statistical data when securing the services of players.
Period of progress
Arsenal soon reaped the fruitful seeds, with Wenger leading the Gunner’s to double in 1998, and became the first foreign manager in Premier League history to do as such. Additionally League titles followed in 2001/02 and 2003/04. With a record-breaking record of seven FA Cups, and reaching the 2006 European Cup final and went the whole 2003-04 Premier League season undefeated (The Invincibles.
Nonetheless, the inundation of money-bags into the Premier League was the start of the end for Arsenal’s trophy-drought spell.
Playing get up to speed
On the off chance that there can be one criticism for Wenger it is apparent that he cared excessively about the club. His emphasis on guaranteeing the club was on a stable financial footing and the need to fund the Emirates Stadium prompted a long time of limited interest in big players, amid which Arsenal ended up known as the “Selling club”, players such Adebayor, Nasri, Clichy, Ashley Cole, Fabregas, Henry and few to mention all jumping a sinking ship to a luxurious yacht.
86 – Arsene Wenger has won the most Champions League matches (86 – excluding qualifiers) without having ever won the competition. Frustration. pic.twitter.com/UIRbcF1CEE
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) April 20, 2018
Lately, the tale of Arsenal has been one of clinging to other club’s coattails. Champions League traditions turned into the primary worry and competing for major titles seem very much far fetch and look much like a middle table team.
Inconsistency, lack of team unity, combined with their own particular mistakes in the transfer market and the imperious spending power of serious Premier League title contenders saw Arsenal fall behind, with the club unfit to hook back their status as a domestic and European powerhouse, however it ought not discolor everything that Le Prof accomplished at the club.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 20, 2018
Let’s all relax, fold our arms and wait patiently to see how his successor(s) cope competing in the age of 200m signing of a single player.
To the man who gave me my chance as a 16 year old, and showed unbeliveable faith and commitment towards me. Always a gentleman, like a father through tough times in my career. He always believed in me when most people didn't. Thank you for everything boss! It's down to us no… pic.twitter.com/wTmjTSYwNx
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) April 20, 2018
Personally a very sad day. I am forever in debt to this man. The person who had faith in me and gave me a platform to progress. Thank you for all the memories and trophies boss ❤ pic.twitter.com/EP26M6TP3W
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) April 20, 2018
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 20, 2018