Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger paid tribute to former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in his on-field speech after his final home game in charge at the Emirates.
Ferguson is seriously ill in hospital after he required emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage on Saturday night.
He and Wenger have had a famous rivalry over the years, but that was put aside last week as the ex-United boss presented him with a gift ahead of Arsenal’s match at Old Trafford.
“Before I start, I would just like to say at Arsenal we care, and I would like to wish my fellow manager Ferguson well,” the Frenchman said, receiving a heart-felt applause from the Emirates crowd who had stayed to bid him farewell.
“Thank you all for having me for such a long time. Above all, I am like you. I am an Arsenal fan. That means this is more than just watching football; it’s a way of life.”
Watch the full speech below.
🇫🇷 Arsene Wenger says an emotional farewell to the @Arsenal fans.
🗣 “Thank you all for being such an important part of my life….goodbye.”
😢 End of an era.
— SPORF (@Sporf) May 6, 2018
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