'Merci Arsene!' - Arsenal lead tributes to Wenger after final Gunners match

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Both Arsenal and Wenger's final opponents Huddersfield paid tribute to the departing manager, who is stepping down after 22 years in charge

It was the end of an era on Sunday, as Arsene Wenger drew the curtain on a 22-year association with Arsenal after his final game as manager. 

Wenger had joined the Gunners in 1996, and wrote his name into Premier League history during his tenure at Highbury and later the Emirates. 

And he signed off at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield as both home and away fans feted one of the league's most enduring characters. 

"Of course, it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club. To enjoy it we had to win it, winning football games is what makes me happy and the boys did it," the manager told Sky Sports after the match.

"It was a good day for everyone with Huddersfield staying up too. Do I feel relief? Not really, I'm sad. At some stage it has to end, I wish everyone well, the fans have been great until the end and I wish the club well for the future.

"It will be hard to adjust [to life after Arsenal], of course, but I will have to deal with that. I want to wish this group of players well and the staff coming in, I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else."

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While he was saying goodbye at the John Smith's Stadium, his club and scores of Twitter users also had their own tributes prepared. 

So, Merci Arsene - you will not be forgotten!