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Arsene Wenger on aiming for Europa League glory: I want to finish my Arsenal ‘love story’ well

PUBLISHED: 18:43 02 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:43 02 May 2018

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks on (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

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Arsene Wenger has been speaking about the ending of his love affair with Arsenal ahead of Thursday’s crucial Europa League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital. Read on for what he had to say about the club he once called ‘the love of his life’.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger at the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at the Emirates Stadium, Islington, London. Picture: DANNY LOOArsenal manager Arsène Wenger at the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at the Emirates Stadium, Islington, London. Picture: DANNY LOO

If Arsenal are knocked out of the Europa League by Atletico Madrid in the Spanish capital on Thursday evening Arsene Wenger will have ten days remaining as boss of the North London giants.

He will have one final home match, at the Emirates on Sunday against Sean Dyche’s Burnley before bowing out against Huddersfield Town in Yorkshire a week on Sunday.

Speaking ahead of the match at the Wanda Metropolitano against Diego Simeone’s side he looked at life after mid May.

He said: “I don’t know what I will do next season.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring the first goal in the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at the Emirates Stadium, Islington, London. Picture: DANNY LOOAlexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates scoring the first goal in the UEFA Europa League game between Arsenal v Atlético Madrid at the Emirates Stadium, Islington, London. Picture: DANNY LOO

“At the moment I like to finish well my job. A man has to give his best.

“I would like to walk out [tomorrow night] and think I focus only on Arsenal.

“I want to finish this love story well.”

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