Huddersfield 0 Arsenal 1
Aubameyang 38

Arsene Wenger saw the end of his 22 year reign as Arsenal manager in the same manner in which he started it, a win in the north. Without an away point in 2018, the Gunners had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to thank with his tenth goal in 13 games since his January arrival from Borussia Dortmund. With Huddersfield already assured of their Premier League safety, the carnival atmosphere in the Yorkshire sunshine aided the ideal departure point for Wenger who even had two separate aircraft banners in praise of his time in North London. Alexandre Lacazette and Danny Welbeck had chances to increase Arsenal’s lead, with Mooy hitting the bar late on, but Arsenal and Wenger ended the game with the win.

Wenger had gone over to the travelling supporters to thank them and offered applause and a Japanese style low bow for their support. Chants of ” there’s only one Arsene Wenger,” we’re heard on 22 minutes for the outgoing Gunners boss who say losing his 22 years. Wenger described his mixed emotions following the final whistle.

“Of course it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club,” began Wenger. “To enjoy it we had to win it. Winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it.

“Do I feel relief? Not really, I’m sad. At some stage it has to end. I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future.

“It will be hard to adjust but I will have to deal with that. I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else.

“I will stay in football for sure. Whether that is managing or not… I am addicted and I don’t think that can be cured.”

With offers from all corners of the globe and several from the Premier League reported, Wenger hinted at a role outside of the country, although it wasn’t clear if that would be with a national team.

Three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, and reaching the finals of the League Cup and both European Cups will be Wenger’s on field legacy, while the Emirates stadium and the club’s training facility will ensure that Arsenal will be in a strong place when it comes to rebuilding. Wenger suggested that with two or three further additions, the squad could be capable to challenging for the title. Commentators however are suggesting that it’ll take quite a bit more than that.

Wenger added, “I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality. The team needs some additions and if they get them I think they will compete for the Premier League title.”

Sixth place ensures that Arsenal will again be in the Europa League next season. Who will be in the dugout to replace Wenger remains to be seen