Arsenal Close To Announcing Wenger's Replacement

He also said that if the Premier League was to be more "attractive" this could mean fewer teams.

"We had to do it", Wenger said."There is no club that can turn people who wanted to attend the game down".

"But if you have Real Madrid vs Arsenal or Manchester United vs Bayern Munich every week, the audiences will be good".

The sight of Wenger giving his weekly press conference has become a familiar sight down the years and it's hard to believe we won't see him batting off questions with his usual diplomatic efficiency and understated humour.

"A domestic league will certainly play Tuesday/Wednesday".

Arsene Wenger says he has no regrets about Arsenal's move to the Emirates even if it restricted their chance of winning silverware.

"I would say it is a county with a special culture", Wenger responded when asked what it was that draws him to the Asian nation.

The Arsenal boss predicted matches would take place at weekends to boost crowds."Look at the audiences of the Champions League", he said.

"If the European League comes, all the leagues will be smaller".

"It will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League", Wenger said. "And make a real competition of it".

Would the football league play-offs suffer if a European League was created?

In the 22nd minute, the entire ground stood to applaud Wenger, whose achievements - including three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups and a 49 game unbeaten run - were celebrated in song by the travelling North London supporters. "Not the most glamorous maybe, but the most hard".

How likely is it to happen?

Arsenal are anticipated to call Wenger's alternative earlier than the World Cup begins in Russian Federation in June, with present Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta, membership legend Patrick Vieira and 30-year-old Hoffenheim supervisor Julian Nagelsmann all because of be interviewed over the subsequent fortnight.

Like with Wenger himself, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for European football.

Vanessa Coleman