A sneak peek into English Football: Merci Arsene!
From time to time, thanks to our cooperation with B&O PRESS PHOTO, Tricity News makes a sneak-peek into one of the world’s best leagues. This time, our friends shared with us some pictures and news on the match between Leicester City and Arsenal London. It was also one of the last matches of Arsene Wenger as Arsenal’s manager.
Arsene Wenger, the most recognisable football manager served for Arsenal London for 22 years. The Frenchman won three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and seven Community Shields since his appointment in 1996. For the first time in the club history he achieved UEFA Champions League final. In 2006 at Stade de France in Paris his team lost to Barcelona 2 – 1.
On 20 April 2018 Wenger announced that he would step down as Arsenal manager at the end of this season.
Last Sunday at the Emirates Stadium he said goodbye to the fans, staff and Arsenal players. “Above all, like you, I am an Arsenal fan.” – he said. He also added few simple words – “I will miss you – thank you for having me such a long time”. In his last home game as The Gunners’ manager he won against Burnley 5 – 0.
On Wednesday evening at King Power Stadium it was not as good as three days earlier. The Gunners lost to Leicester City 3 – 1.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the opener in the 14th minute, past Petr Cech after poor defending from the visitors. 20-year-old defender Konstantinos Mavropanos was sent off 92 seconds later for professional foul on the forward as he broke through on goal.
Arsenal equalised in the 8th minute of the second half with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal. In the 76th minute Jamie Vardy scored penalty awarded straight after Henrikh Mkhitaryan brought down Demarai Gray in the box. Riyad Mahrez’s late breakaway goal sealed victory for the Foxes. After this game the Gunners remain the only team without an away point in English Football League in 2018
Arsene Wenger’s last game as the Arsenal manager is on Sunday, the 13th of May 2018. At the Kirklees Stadium he and his team play against Huddersfield Town.
Wenger has already revealed that he wants to continue managing at the highest level. His former club Monaco is possible destination however several national teams have also been linked.
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