Paul Merson states his prediction for Huddersfield v Arsenal

Arsene Wenger

The Frenchman, who is leaving the Gunners at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge, believes it will take over from the English Premier League (EPL) on weekends, with domestic matches being relegated to midweek.

His last game takes in a trip to Huddersfield on Sunday (3pm) with Arsenal still looking for their first away point of 2018.

Arsenal, one of the clubs to have dominated the Premier League during the 90s and the early 2000s, have a large fan base in the Indian subcontinent and Wenger's revelations will send undoubtedly send them into a frenzy.

Wenger waved goodbye to Arsenal fans ahead of the game at Huddersfield. I get so many messages from players, that are not about the trophies we won together, they are more about the human aspect.

"The money is never a problem, it's the way you use it that is the problem".

Nearly 15 months ago, as the Arsenal fanbase grew increasingly split over whether Wenger should stay, a plane was flown over the Hawthorns as West Brom beat the Gunners 3-1.

"Chapman smiled at me as he was on the photo just outside the dressing room".


He had become a divisive figure at the Emirates Stadium but he felt the fans' love in his final match.

Wenger sat in the dugout over an hour before kick-off, chatting and signing autographs as he contemplated his final 90 minutes in charge of an Arsenal team.

Then, after 22 minutes, the entire stadium rose as one to applaud Wenger - marking the length of his reign - with chants of "there's only one Arsene Wenger" also springing up throughout pockets of the home support as well as the entire away end.

Wagner presented Wenger with a commemorative shirt ahead of his final game as Arsenal boss.

"If you want to make it [Premier League] more attractive you have to go down to 16 and make a real competition of it".

Wenger has tried to stay focused on football, but he conceded it hasn't always been easy amid all the nostalgia triggered by his impending departure.

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