Arsene Wenger has left his role as manager of Arsenal after over sixteen years in charge. The board of directors and Wenger mutually decided that the club needed fresh ideas and Wenger would be promoted to club ambassador and would remain at the club to help and find the new manager. The club have released this statement:
Arsenal would like to thank Arsene Wenger for his services to the club as manager and we are glad he will stay with the club and help us find a new manager with fresh ideas. The club announced the person would not be a world class manager but a young manager who would be given one season to see what he could do.