Arsenal players 'shocked and upset' at surprise staff change

Aubrey Yates
May 16, 2018

Petr Cech has warned Arsenal that "continuity is rare" as the club prepares to enter the unknown in the wake of Arsene Wenger's departure.

There had been reports that Conte might have gone back to managing the Italian national team, but the Azzurri have just confirmed former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini as their new head coach.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will only be considering taking up a short-term project in the future after stepping down from his position as manager at Arsenal.

Frenchman Wenger, who is leaving the club after nearly 22 years in charge, was given a guard of honour by both sets of players before the kickoff and then walked to the visiting Arsenal supporters to acknowledge them. Some wised-up supporters have responded to the club's strong interest in Arteta with the words "typical Arsenal", because his arrival would follow a long line of left-field appointments.

That's the glowing verdict of former Premier League star Clinton Morrison, who's struck up a friendship with the retired striker.

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That said, we know that you - the brainy and lovely visitor to - have a superb knowledge of all things football. 'This is football and sometimes you never know. "When Fabregas came here we asked Messi and Pique to join as well, that didn't work", said Wenger via Daily Star.

The Frenchman was considered a real front-runner to takeover at Arsenal this summer, but he appears to have fallen behind other candidates.

"If he decides to move because he has this offer, I will not say you don't have to go. We hadn't managed to do that yet so it was important to end Arsene's final game with a win", said Ramsey.

City boss Pep Guardiola has also said he would not stand in the way of Arteta becoming the next Gunners boss.

It was Arsenal's first Premier League away win this year at the end of another disappointing campaign, which forced Wenger's announcement three weeks ago that it would be his last in charge. I think they'd be more solid and hard to beat [under Allegri]. "I will remain an Arsenal fan above everything else".

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