Wenger the artist reveals what he will miss most about Arsenal on Emirates farewell

The long-serving Frenchman is set to step down after 22 years at the helm, with a final Premier League home game seeing the Gunners take on Burnley

Arsene Wenger believes he created “art” at Arsenal and admits that he will miss the challenge of trying to make the club better.

The Frenchman will be standing down this summer after 22 years at the Gunners helm.

He has experienced many highs during his tenure, including three Premier League titles, but will be walking away empty-handed at the end of his final campaign.

Wenger has stated that he will be remaining in football outside of England, with there still a passion for the game which burns inside him despite a disappointing farewell to an iconic reign.

He wrote in his programme notes ahead of a final home game against Burnley: “What I will miss most about this job is the competition itself.

“The collective feeling, the sharing of emotions with people you work with on a daily basis, the desire to feel something together and the target you always have in front of you.

“I will miss the intensity of it all, because that’s all I have known in my life.

“I’d say what has linked all my teams through the years is the desire to play as a connected team, at a high pace, and to make the players reach a complex form of collective football.

“That means involving at least three players every move, to express your talent, and make people feel that when football is expressed in a collective way, and with a high understanding, it’s art.”

Wenger’s final season is set to see Arsenal finish outside of the Premier League’s top four and without a trophy.

A Europa League semi-final exit to Atletico Madrid has left them without silverware, and without qualification for the Champions League.

The Gunners can, however, still help their legendary boss to bow out on a winning note.

After facing Burnley, they are set to round off the campaign with trips to Leicester and Huddersfield.

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