And the Gunners team were said to have not known about the departure till it became publicly official, and was surprised with the fact.
According to reports from the Mirror, the French boss announces his departure to his team during a training session at London Colney on Friday before 10am. Wenger was however, reported to have been discussing terms of a potential departure for some weeks, which was not open to the media till that very Friday, when his team ad staffs were called upon to be informed.
The Players, Colney training staffs, coaches and some members, were all gathered around the Frenchman, as he break the news to them.
At the end of the discussion, he said: “We’ve got a season to finish, trophy to win and I’m going to go and do this press conference.”
Team captain, Per Mertesacker was the first to release a statement after Wenger broke the news, he said: “Let’s do Wenger proud.” to motivate his team for the Frenchman.
Mertesacker was later revealed in an interview to be saddened by the news, calling his teammates to do everything they can to make him proud and win the Europa League.
“The final games under him will be emotional but we will give our all. We want to make things happen, to win every single game, to fight for this guy because he has brought so much to the club.
“It’s an honour to be involved in his last games and I say on behalf of the whole team, we will fight for every single day to make this season a success story in terms of lifting a title.
“We want to give Arsene Wenger a farewell story that no-one will forget.”
Report stated that Wenger had strike a deal with Arsenal’s major shareholder, Stan Kroenke during a board meeting on Thursday for his departure.
Arsenal will be returning to Europa League game on Thursday, fully inspired to go all through to the final and win the trophy, will be facing Spanish side, Atletico Madrid in the semi-final.