Arsene Wenger was given an emotional send-off by Arsenal supporters as he took charge of the final home game of his mammoth managerial tenure.
The Frenchman is stepping down as Gunners boss after 22 years at the helm and it was a day to remember at the Emirates Stadium.
Wenger watched his players produce an emphatic 5-0 win against Burnley but it was after the final whistle had sounded that he received a moving tribute.
Flanked by his entire playing staff, Wenger delivered a touching speech to the supporters. Both sets of players formed a guard of honour for the 68-year-old to walk through before kick-off, while players and supporters wore special celebratory t-shirts. Even the match day programme was a special Wenger edition.
Supporters and players were provided with special red and white t-shirts with ‘Merci Arsene’ imprinted on them to commemorate Wenger’s final home game.
Arsenal’s players all warmed up wearing the same t-shirts which were also given to members of the media situated in the press box.
A banner carrying the same message was unfurled as the two teams emerged from the tunnel, with Wenger coming out after the players to receive a guard of honour.
The first chants of ‘there’s only one Arsene Wenger’ followed as he made his way along the line before shaking hands with Burnley boss Dyche and waving to the crowd.