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Arsene Wenger has announced he is leaving Arsenal, the club he has managed for 22 years.

Breaking News: Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal

Friday, April 20, 2018

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, which will end an association of more than two decades with the North London giants.

The grin remains as big as ever and the bone-crushing handshake as firm.

Gareth Southgate’s England drew 0-0 for the second time in four days at Wembley Stadium, this time against Brazil in front of 84,595 fans.

An experimental England drew 0-0 with World Champions Germany on Friday evening in front of 81,382 fans at Wembley.

Tottenham forward Harry Kane’s late goal made sure England qualified for next summer’s World Cup in Russia as Gareth Southgate’s men beat Slovenia 1-0.

Middlesex beat Essex by 72 runs after posting a formidable 203-6 at Lord’s.

Middlesex won a thrilling T20 match against London rivals Surrey by a single wicket on Thursday at a sold-out Lords.

On Monday it dawned on me it was the FA Cup Final this Saturday. As a long-standing Arsenal season ticket holder who will be at Wembley I started to get excited about the game after a long season, and was already reliving the high and lows of every final in the competition that I’ve been to.

London Colney is paradox. Too distant to be a North London suburb. Its location – a short traffic jam from the thundering M25 – makes it too busy to be genuinely quiet. Yet it is situated in the heart of the placid Hertfordshire countryside.

A delighted Arsene Wenger heaped praise on his Arsenal players for showing huge amounts of grit and determination at Wembley as they gave a battling performance to overcome Manchester City to reach the FA Cup Final.

Arsenal won through to the 2017 FA Cup Final in the merry month of May by valiantly triumphing over the might of Manchester City 2-1 after extra time on a dramatic semi-final afternoon at Wembley today.

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