Arsenal's Mesut Ozil may miss final games of season with back injury

Martin Keown

Above all I am like you, an Arsenal fan.

As you might expect, the club themselves also laid on a special farewell, with the current squad using their shirts to deliver personal messages of thanks to for the departing Frenchman.

However, "The Invincibles" was the last time Arsenal won the league with supporters increasingly frustrated at the Gunners' inability to compete for Premier League and Champions League honours.

Wenger and Arsenal have been coy about what directly prompted his departure with a season remaining on his contract.

Arsenal's French coach Arsene Wenger crouches on the sideline during the UEFA Europa League semi-final second leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on May 3, 2018.

So his final home game today - against Burnley - was always going to be a special affair, with a packed Emirates expected to say farewell to their greatest ever manager in the right way.

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His former assistant Pat Rice and the club's former goalkeeper Bob Wilson made a speech and awarded the 68-year-old with a commemorative gold Premier League trophy - awarded to the club after the unbeaten "Invincible" title-winning season.

"It will be hard to say thank you enough", he told a news conference (via Goal).

Welcomed back on to the pitch by rapturous chants of "there's only one Arsene Wenger", the Frenchman addressed the crowd: "Thank you for having me for such a long time".

'I knew I had to sit with the guy for as long as it took. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice for the Gunners while Saed Kolasinac, Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi scored one goal each.

As he said, "One day I'll go up to heaven and He will ask 'What have you done with your life?' The only answer I have will be, 'I tried to win football games'".

While this game means nothing on the surface, if you look at the table, you will see that sixth place is not even a guarantee for the Gunners.

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