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Arsene Wenger was cheered before, during and after a splendid farewell victory at the Emirates


Arsenal turned on the style to thrash Burnley in Arsene Wenger's final home game as manager.

The 68-year-old, who has won 10 major trophies during a near 22-year reign, oversaw a dominant, free-flowing display in his 1,233rd game, with slick first-half goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.

Sead Kolasinac scored with a powerful low drive after the break, and another goal was started and finished explosively by Alex Iwobi, one of 83 academy graduates to come through the ranks under Wenger.




Aubameyang got his second from close range to complete the rout.

Listless Burnley, who had their Europa League qualification confirmed on Saturday, lost striker Ashley Barnes to a 22nd-minute suspected dislocated shoulder, but will nevertheless finish an impressive campaign in seventh.

Wenger was given a guard of honour by both teams before kick-off and fans of both sides frequently chanted "There's only one Arsene Wenger".

Arsenal's supporters also sang the name of former midfielder Patrick Vieira, who has been among the candidates tipped to take over at the Emirates next season.

Red T-shirts bearing the phrase "Merci Arsene" were draped over seats for the home fans to wear, and the slogan was also emblazoned on a banner across the front of the stadium.

'I will miss you'

The outgoing manager was presented with the golden trophy given to the club after their 2003-04 unbeaten 'Invincibles' season on the pitch after the match.

Wenger gave his red club tie to one young fan after his post-match presentation

Addressing the fans, he wished seriously-ill former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson a swift recovery before saying: "Thank you for having me for such a long time. Above all, I am like you - an Arsenal fan.


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"For me, this group of players I leave behind me has a special quality. Please support them really well next season because they deserve it.

"I would like to finish with one simple phrase - I will miss you. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and I hope to see you soon."

German defender Per Mertesacker also said farewell to the Emirates, appearing as a second-half substitute before his retirement at the end of the season.


Also saying goodbye was veteran kit-man and Arsenal Ladies pioneer Vic Akers, who is leaving the Gunners after 33 years.


By BBC Sport


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