Arsenal get elusive away win in Wenger's final farewell


The football that Arsenal played over the years under Wenger was superb, and Everton fans will surely be open to the idea of the Frenchman replacing Allardyce at Goodison Park.

As things stand, it appears Wenger's assistant Steve Bould and Jens Lehmann, the former goalkeeper who was recruited to the coaching staff just last summer, will remain under the new manager. Another came from Mauricio Pochettino, who wanted to lure him to Tottenham Hotspur.

But ex-Arsenal captain Arteta, 36, has admirers at the club too for his coaching prowess.

The decisive goal came when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slid in at the back post to convert a low cross from Aaron Ramsey in the 38th minute but the match itself was nearly an afterthought on a day when Wenger said goodbye to his club and English football.

After 7,895 days and 1,235 games, it was "au revoir" to Wenger as the Frenchman took charge of Arsenal for the last time.

"I like the feel of Mikel Arteta", he told BBC Sport.

One of the first tasks facing the new Arsenal boss will be addressing away form which Cech admits was "terrible" towards the end of Wenger's reign - with a final-day victory at Huddersfield seeing the Gunners collect their first points of 2018 on the road.

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"I will stay in football for sure".

The former Borussia Dortmund forward notched his 10th Premier League goal for the club - in his 12th appearance - quicker than any other Arsenal player.

Arteta emerged as the most likely replacement for Arsene Wenger over the weekend with Massimiliano Allegri ruling himself out of the running.

The front-runners remain former players Mikel Arteta - now right-hand man to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City - and fans' favourite Patrick Vieira, who is manager at MLS outfit New York City.

Overmars gave his best years to Arsenal, failing to light up Barcelona in quite the same way when making a £25m switch in 2000 - a mammoth profit on a player who would announce his retirement four years later due to a persistent knee injury.

It's a courageous, new, exciting and uncertain world for Arsenal and Arsenal fans, but after complaints about all the old familiar failings, isn't that exactly what people wanted?