Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger was given a jubilant farewell after his last game at the Emirates Stadium, according to foreign media.
The outgoing Frenchman was given an appreciative guard of honour by both teams. Farewell for the 68-year-old ended with presentations and speeches on the pitch.
Jack Wilshere’s message read, “Like a father through tough times in my career.”
Midfielder Granit Xhaka wrote, “A dream come true to play for you.”
Out of the 59,549 in attendance, most attendees wore red t-shirts that read, “Merci Arsene.”
A football fan tweeted, “A guard of honour for the boss.”
A guard of honour for the boss ❤️ #MerciArsène #OneArsèneWenger #ArsèneWenger #Arsène #Wenger #Boss #Legend #Arsenal #GuardOfHonour #LoveArsène #LoveWenger #LoveArsenal #EmiratesStadium #ArsenalIsBae #RedAndWhite #WeAreTheArsenal #COYG WE LOVE YOU ARSENE WENGER WE DO ❤️ pic.twitter.com/d5n8TIy34W
— Loyal Goonerette ⚽️? (@TaZRahman7) May 6, 2018
Arsenal’s owner Stan Kroenke was present, along with football legends such as Martin Keown, Emmanuel Petit and Bob Wilson.
Former assistant Pat Rice and former goalkeeper Bob Wilson made speeches and then presented a commemorative gold Premiere League trophy to Wenger.
Wenger had been with Arsenal for 22 years.