Arsene Wenger has hinted he will retire in 2017 – a move that would prove divisive among Arsenal fans.

Speaking at the AGM, Wenger said: “I am resolute to commit absolutely until the last day of my contract to bring back big success to this club, and leave as well one day in a position where it can do even better when I leave.

“That is for me very important that I leave the club in the shape that the guy who comes after me can do better.

“The responsibility on my shoulders is much bigger. I know what it means for people. I know how sad people are when we don’t do well, I know how sad people are when we lose a game.”


Wenger’s comments inspired emotions ranging from delirious to devastated, and everything in between.