Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Always encouraged Arsenal to organise tours to India, says Arsene Wenger

Always encouraged Arsenal to organise tours to India, says Arsene Wenger

Sunday's game against Huddersfield finally brought an end to Wenger's 22-year spell as Arsenal manager, which saw him oversee 1,235 games - 828 of which have come in the Premier League.

In what was the Frenchman's last ever press conference as Arsenal manager, Wenger looked to the future, speculating on the subject the idea of a continental "super league" - an idea he called "the next step" for top level football. A domestic league will play Tuesday-Wednesday.

"It was not always easy to cut slowly with what you do every day and always you want to do it as well as you can and you don't want to forget to thank people who deserve it".

Even though the relocation possibly cost him the chance to leave Arsenal with even more silverware, Wenger says it was a sacrifice he was willing to make.

Think you can do better than Lawro? "But my last pain, the last big defeat, is that [Atletico Madrid]".

Arsenal, one of the clubs to have dominated the Premier League during the 90s and the early 2000s, have a large fan base in the Indian subcontinent and Wenger's revelations will send undoubtedly send them into a frenzy.

They have won the FA Cup in three of the last four years, however.

Huddersfield have failed to score in 20 of their 37 league matches this season.

"I am fascinated by India, I don't really know why", Wenger told Arsenal Media.

Arsenal ended the season in sixth place, their lowest finish during Wenger's time at the club, but at least they managed their first away win of 2018.

The only teams with a worse record in Premier League history are Derby County (22 games in 2007-08) and Leeds United (21 in 1996-97).

The decisive goal came when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slid in at the back post to convert a low cross from Aaron Ramsey in the 38th minute but the match itself was nearly an afterthought on a day when Wenger said goodbye to his club and English football.

He said: "The European League will happen and it will be soon because it's a way for other clubs to fight against the financial power of the Premier League".

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