Winning Europa League won’t be fitting tribute to my legacy, Wenger maintains


LONDON – Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says that winning the Europa League would not be a fitting tribute to his legacy, disagreeing with what many of the club’s fans and football experts are saying.

In an exclusive interview with The Dependent, Wenger maintained that a fitting tribute would be of a different kind.

“Maybe winning all our remaining league matches, while Spurs lose all theirs so that we can finish fourth? Yes finishing fourth in the league would’ve been a fitting tribute,” Wenger said.

The Frenchmen clarified that doing something he has never done in 22 years, would hardly classify as a fitting tribute.

“I have not won a single major European trophy. So how would doing so in my final game in charge be a tribute to my time at Arsenal?” he asked.

Wenger also suggested that remaining unbeaten in the remaining league fixtures could be a ‘mini tribute’ to the 2004 Invincibles. He added that an unsynchronised dance with Thierry Henry on the touchlines could also work.