Photo: Oxlade-Chamberlain sends message to Arsenal boss Wenger
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pays tribute to Arsene Wenger after his decision to leave Arsenal at the end of the season
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has taken to social media to pay tribute to Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal boss announced that he would be stepping down at the end of the season.
Wenger announced on Friday that he will be leaving Arsenal at the end of the current campaign after almost 22 years in charge of the north London club.
The Frenchman has found himself under increasing pressure in recent years following Arsenal’s failure to win the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph back in 2004.
The Gunners are currently in sixth place in the Premier League table after having finished fifth last term, and Wenger has opted to call time on his glittering spell at the club.
Wenger brought Oxlade-Chamberlain to Arsenal from Southampton and gave him regular starts in the first team at The Emirates before the midfielder ended up signing for Liverpool FC last summer.
And the England international, 24, was quick to pay tribute to his former manager after his decision to leave Arsenal was made public on Friday.
Oxlade-Chamberlain posted the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote the caption: “Forever grateful for the faith shown, the opportunity given, the knowledge shared and unconditional support offered. Thanks for everything boss.”
Arsenal, meanwhile, are currently preparing for their Premier League clash against West Ham United on Sunday afternoon.
The Gunners will then take on Atletico Madrid in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash on Thursday night.