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Shocker! Mertesacker reveal top secret regarding Wenger’s departure

Per Mertesacker has disclosed that Arsenal’s players were to blame for the exit of former head coach Arsene Wenger.

The ex-club skipper retired at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, and is now a coach in the club’s academy.

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Speaking to German publication Spox (and translated by Sport Witness), Mertesacker disclosed:

That was very surprising for all of us. He came into the meeting room and said that together with the bosses he had decided to quit at the end of the season. It was a sad moment because I felt like I’d done my part,

His departure was the fault of us players because we had many opportunities to get better results. We failed while he always stood in front of us. I felt the need to be the first to speak, and expressed my deep regret. It was important for him to see that as a team, we have something to say and stand for.

The German spent seven years at the heart of the Gunners defence, winning the Emirates FA Cup on three occasions.

1 Comment on "Shocker! Mertesacker reveal top secret regarding Wenger’s departure"

  1. Arsene Wenger leaving Arsenal is the doing of the coach Wenger. He became too soft and predictable to the opponents and tactically he has lost it. Buying wrong players in actual position to suit his style of is not the fault of the players. To me Wenger era was over and he and the world knows it.

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