Sunday, May 06, 2018

Arsene Wenger Given Emotional Farewell At The Emirates Stadium

Departing Boss Arsene Wenger enjoyed a winning farewell in his final home game in charge as Arsenal eased to a 5-0 thumping of Burnley at Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman, who will leave at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at the helm, saw his side seal sixth place in style, thrashing their nearest rivals in the table on Sunday.

While the midweek Europa League defeat to Atletico Madrid ended his hopes of finishing his reign with a trophy, Wenger was rightly the centre of attention in his 606th and last home fixture.

The outgoing manager was given a guard of honour prior to kick-off before witnessing Arsenal cut loose against a Burnley side who arrived still harbouring hopes of leapfrogging their opponents. 

A pair of goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Wenger's final signing - book-ended efforts from Alexandre Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Alex Iwobi, as Arsenal made hay in the capital sunshine.

Only the woodwork denied them hitting half a dozen, Danny Welbeck seeing his rising drive kept out by the crossbar, on a day of celebration for the club's longest serving boss.

Chants of "There's only one Arsene Wenger" and "Arsene give us a wave" rang from the stands at regular intervals, while the majority of the 59,549 in attendance donned red t- shirts handed out by the club with the message 'Merci Arsene'.

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