Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

"We had to pay back the debt and had to face the competition where clubs have even more resources than they usually have", the Frenchman said.

'There are some people here who I employed 20 years ago who did fight for me every single day so it is not easy to say goodbye'.

Wenger, during the interview, revealed that he encouraged Arsenal to organise a tour in India: "I have always encouraged Arsenal to organise a tour in India".

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke about his desire to come to India in the near future, in an interview with the club's official Facebook page on Saturday.

Wenger arrived from Japan in 1996 and the three-time Premier League victor will farewell Arsenal when the Gunners face Huddersfield Town on the final day of the season on Sunday.

The chances for Chelsea to reach the top 4 are now as slim as ever because they have to hope for Liverpool to lose and win their remaining fixture to ensure Champions League qualification.

A, for once, positive banner reading "Merci Arsène - #oneArsèneWenger - Arsenal Legend" was flown over the stadium which Wenger evidently saw and waved to the away crowd afterwards.

During those 22 years Wenger has been no stranger to being forced to offload some of his biggest stars due to financial restrictions, especially after the Gunners moved up the road from Highbury into their new digs at the Emirates Stadium.

He confirmed that he had received job offers from within the Premier League but said that he would find it hard to come up against the club he guided to three league titles and seven FA Cup wins.

Arsenal needed to rely on goalkeeper David Ospina a few times, as Huddersfield attacked with pace and width. It was understandable as it has been a long season for them and they have been a breath of fresh air in the Premier League.

"Of course it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club", Wenger said.

As such, Wenger has aimed one last cheeky dig at Spurs ahead of his final match, claiming the cost of building a new stadium could impede their transfer dealings.

Arsenal would be 16th in the table based only on away results this season; at home, only Manchester City have earned more points than the Gunners' 47.

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