Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to step down from the club at the end of the season finally severing his ties with the club he has managed for the past 21 years.
The most successful manager in the Gunners history, the Frenchman took the North London from mediocrity to one of the biggest club’s in the Premier League and Europe.
But in recent seasons, the club has drifted away from the elite, apart from FA Cup victories, and it is Wenger’s decision today to step down that has got Tottenham fans talking.
The news was announced on the official Arsenal site.
Spurs supporters, by and large, did not how to take the news and couldn’t decide whether to make fun of their North London rivals or to be concerned about the decision.
There is a sentiment that with Spurs well and truly the top side in that area of London with the 68-year-old in charge the Gunners would not challenge them.
But with a new manager at the helm and an overhaul likely to be on the cards this summer from the top to the bottom, the Gunners could once again prosper.
Here is a selection of Twitter reaction from Spurs fans who are reacting to the news:
— Scott (@scottiej1972) April 20, 2018
Wenger is gone at the end of the season. Not great news….#COYS
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) April 20, 2018
"Wenger an Era"! [there you go headline writers]. I think Pardew will be great at the Woolwich #COYS
— Tim Sowula (@timsowula) April 20, 2018
— Peter McKeown (@pmckeown86) April 20, 2018
— Kieron Duddridge (@kieronelliott19) April 20, 2018
— Joseph Smith (@joesmith_26) April 20, 2018
As a lifelong Hotspur, I am truly saddened by today's news that Arsene Wenger will not be orchestrating the next phase of Arsenal's quest for worldwide (check European … check English … check North London … check Islington) domination. #InArseneWeTrust #COYS
— Frank Roche (@FrankApproach) April 20, 2018
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