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."
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!
Last Arsene Wenger signing: Pierre Aubameyang— Danny WelBeast (@WelBeast) 13 de mayo de 2018
Last goal scorer in Arsene Wenger's last home game: Aubameyang
Last goal scorer in Arsene Wenger's last away game: Aubameyang
Last goal scorer in Arsene Wenger's final game: Aubameyang
A match made in heaven. #MerciArsène
Never again will you see Arsene Wenger manage Arsenal.— The Arsenal (@DareToWenger) 13 de mayo de 2018
Let that sink in for minute. 😓
Thank you for making me love football.— ArsenalCreator (@ArsenalCreator1) 13 de mayo de 2018
One Arsène Wenger👏🏼 pic.twitter.com/6v1qlJ9NWt
Arsenal fans singing ‘there’s one Arsène Wenger’ at full-time pic.twitter.com/awBkIdledO— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) 13 de mayo de 2018
Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) 13 de mayo de 2018
One year ago this month, there were many tears as #ASRoma fans said an emotional goodbye to @Totti after 25 years playing for his boyhood club.— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) 13 de mayo de 2018
To coach the same team for 22 years is an incredible achievement. Good luck in your final game in charge of @Arsenal, Arsène Wenger. 👏 pic.twitter.com/9TPxyiEs6z