Arsenal players 'shocked and upset' at surprise staff change

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If Arteta does indeed become Arsene Wenger " s replacement, his arrival at the Emirates certainly won't be met with calls of "Arteta Who?'. We all know whoever that may be just needs to toughen up the midfield, perhaps by not showing Granit Xhaka unopposed loyalty, and reframe the defence.

However, Vieira is said to be disappointed at his former club.

For Huddersfield's part, the hosts, secure for another season in the Premier League, seemed happy to be staging a historic moment in English football.

"I almost signed Ronaldo and I think that would have changed the history of Arsenal Football Club".

Wenger also stepped down after 22-years at the London club during which he won three Premier League titles but could only reach the Champions League final once - beaten in 2006 by Barcelona - in that time.

Factor in that Wenger will leave a huge void at the club this summer when he does move on, it feels as though more than a couple of new faces will be needed to make the Gunners a regular fixture at the summit again.

The Gunners are now looking to appoint a replacement for Arsene Wenger, after the Frenchman stepped down from his post of 22 years following Sunday's 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town.

Once the action was under way, a plane flew over the ground carrying the banner "Merci Arsene - we'll miss you".

"Of course it is very emotional after 1,235 games for the same club".

We made some applause.

"That would be very hard, I'd stay at home that day".

He added that there was no sense of relief that his farewell period had come to a close.

"At the beginning, it was really hard because physically I was not ready", said the forward, who managed 10 goals in 13 Premier League appearances this season.

"I see a bright future for my successor because the team has a good attitude and quality", he said.

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