Nick Hornby: Why Wenger had to leave Arsenal

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Nick Hornby | ESPN
April 2018 | 6-minute read


When pundits accuse angry Arsenal fans of having short memories, one could equally argue that their own memories are now too long. If you’re over a certain age, the Golden Age of Arsene only seems like yesterday, but my sons and their friends are fed up of hearing about what a 68-year-old man did a decade or more ago. They are disoriented: Arsene has been the manager of Arsenal their entire lives. (By comparison, they have lived under four Prime Ministers and eleven Chelsea managers.) But they are excited, too. They have been yearning for the future for a while.


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