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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour believes fan apathy and empty seats forced Arsene Wenger out

PUBLISHED: 00:12 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 00:12 18 July 2018

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger before the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.

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Arsenal Invincible legend Ray Parlour has been speaking about his former boss, Arsene Wenger. Read on for what the former Gunner had to say about the long-serving Frenchman who said this week he had ‘regrets’ over staying at the club for 22 years.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during the Premier League match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield.

Former Arsenal midfielder Rat Parlour has revealed the reason he thinks Arsene Wenger left the North London giants.

When asked what was the real reason which caused the long-serving Frenchman to leave Arsenal after 22 years as boss Parlour didn’t pull any punches.

Parlour explained that he thought Wenger had outstayed his welcome.

He said: “There were a couple of occasions, after FA Cup wins, when maybe he could have gone but he genuinely loved the club.

Arsenal Legends at a preview event to highlight the match against Real Madrid Legends on Saturday, Spetember 8. CREDIT ARSENAL FCArsenal Legends at a preview event to highlight the match against Real Madrid Legends on Saturday, Spetember 8. CREDIT ARSENAL FC

“Arsenal made the decision to give him a new two-year contract [in May 2017] but in the end the fans not turning up was the major factor.”

The much-loved Parlour had been talking at a launch event at the Emirates on Tuesday for the Arsenal Legends against Real Madrid Legends at the Emirates on September 8.

Arsenal Legends v Real Madrid Legends, Emirates Stadium, Saturday, September 8, kick-off 2pm.

To buy tickets visit arsenal.com.

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