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Antonio Conte reacts to Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal

Antonio Conte reacts to Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal

Arteta is just 36 years of old, he's a former Arsenal player and he has been an assistant for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola since 2016. "One of the main reasons we got involved with Arsenal was because of what Arsene has brought to the club on and off the pitch".

The Italian manager is looked at as one of the world's best managers and has won had as much success as any manager since his days at AC Milan. "He made history, and he has to be recognised for that".

"The football people don't have short memories".

Curious omissions from the list include longtime assistant Steve Bould, Nice manager Lucien Favre and former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.

"Someone who plays exciting and progressive football".

We may not have had all that money or influence - the financial might of oligarchs and princes - but we had principles.

"That is how we became The Invincibles". In a world where nothing was the way it ought to have been, Arsène Wenger was our knight in shining armour.

James Collins and Pedro Obiang are definitely out of the Arsenal game with respective injuries, although the latter is making a positive recovery and could be available soon.

"'We will see what will happen in the next couple of years." he added. Behind the scenes, the organization's tectonic plates had been shifting, with an influx of new executives working around the previously omnipotent Wenger.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has contributed to eight goals in his first eight games; Only Andrei Arshavin has a better record in that time with a hand in nine goals.

Mesut Ozil needs to add a certain level of consistency to become a force again. This club has to rise to the challenge.

Arsenal will this week start sounding out candidates to succeed Arsene Wenger as they look for the man to win back the stay-away fans. The defeat against Newcastle showed his importance as Arsenal's chief creator. He led his 2003-04 team, the "Invincibles", to the first undefeated English top-flight season since the 19th century. Wenger has been at the forefront of a substantial change: from a game that was truly domestic to one that is fully globalised. "It will be very difficult to see in the future another manager staying at the same club for such a long time", said Conte. West Ham's injuries, especially to crucial defenders will see them go down, but are expected to put on some fight against their London rivals.