Wenger's Arsenal legacy hard to match, says Reyes


Speaking on Thursday at his final press conference, Wenger urged his successor to maintain the club's values and to respect what he has built during his 22 years in north London.

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"If you look at the ownership when I arrived and what it is today, it has become completely world-wide", Wenger said.

Arsene Wenger will walk away from the Gunners after their final games of the season against Huddersfield on Sunday.

"Because there was more questioning as well, you do not feel the same adhesion to what you do and when you stay here for such a long period you question yourself 'is it time now to go or not?".

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Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.

With Wenger departing at the end of the season, the 68-year-old Frenchman insists he is not worrying about handing over his team to the new manager that arrives this summer.

"From 2006 to 2015 was certainly the period where I needed to be the strongest and did the best job", he said. Control the animal that is inside you.

With his departure announced last month, the French coach has enjoyed something of a farewell tour, allowing Arsenal fans - with whom he has endured a mixed relationship in recent years - ample opportunity to say goodbye to the man who has led the club for more than two decades.

'[That involves] controlling the animal that is inside you and that helps me a lot as I've went through some fantastic periods in my life and through some more hard periods'. The fact that I managed to keep control of my emotions and my reactions helped me a lot to do my job. "That's what is a really big part of my personality".