4/22/2018 7:30:17 PM (GMT+3)

Wenger wins penultimate home game as Arsenal manager

Wenger wins penultimate home game as Arsenal manager

LONDON: Arsene Wenger’s penultimate Premier League home game with Arsenal manager ended in a 4-1 win over West Ham United, with Alex Lacazette grabbing two late goals here on Sunday.

The Frenchman thanked everybody while speaking to the media at the post-match Press conference.

“I would like to thank everybody who’s been really nice to me. Sometimes I got more praise than I deserved, sometimes more criticism, but I've had an absolutely fantastic time,” he told on the club’s website.

Wenger, who joined the club in 1996, will be stepping down at the end of the season - his 22nd in charge - and will finish his reign with a cup final if the Gunners see off Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.

“We are professional and we do our job, even if it’s a little bit special emotionally. Being professional is about prioritising your job and that’s what I’ll continue to do here,” Wenger added. “I’ve been able to see the sensational development of the Premier League in 20 years and I’m very honoured.”

Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny said the players are determined to send Arsene Wenger off on a high with victory in the Europe.

“I think the boss has done a great job for this club and he’s still not finished,” Koscielny, who was signed by Wenger in the 2010, told Arsenal.com. “The book is nearly finished but we have seven finals to play and we want to give him a happy end.”

Koscielny and, like so many of the squad, was given his chance at the top level by Wenger.

“He gave the chance for other players to play for this club and believes in us so now we need to do a job just for him. What he did for many years for the club is unbelievable. He’s a great coach and a great man,” added Koscielny. (Pic credit: Arsenal.com)