- Former Arsenal star Ian Wright believes Arsene Wenger was sacked at the Emirates Stadium
- Wenger on Friday, April 20, announced that he will be leaving the Gunners this summer
- But Wright who played under Wenger stated that his ex coach was kicked out at Arsenal
Ex Arsenal superstar Ian Wright has claimed that Frenchman Arsene Wenger was sacked at the Emirates Stadium thereby rubbishing the initial reports of Wenger's decision to leave the club.
On Friday afternoon, April 20, Arsene Wenger announced that he will leave his position as handler of Arsenal at the end of the season after 22 years in charge.
This season, Arsenal have struggled in the Premier League this campaign and face a second season of finishing outside of the top four.
Wright who won the EPL title during Arsene Wenger's early years at Arsenal believes the club took the decision to end his long stay.
"Arsene Wenger is a man of principle, honesty and integrity and that is why I am convinced he has been sacked and not resigned.
"For all the vitriol and abuse thrown at him, Arsene has never been a man to walk out before the end of a contract.
"It is a sad situation that it's come to this and I don't suppose we will ever find out who is responsible, because they will hide behind each other.
"One day he is doing a press conference with no hint of this, the next he's gone. It doesn't add up.
"But Arsene can go with his head high. That's why, whatever the results, it is imperative he gets the send-off a true Arsenal and football legend deserves. We all owe him so much." Wright told the Sun.
In another related development, the UK Sun has reported that Arsenal paid Arsene Wenger £11 million to stand down at the end of the season.
Wenger did not want to leave the club he loves, so the Gunners were forced to pay the final year of his salary in full.
Arsenal are in the semi final of the English FA Cup, and Arsenal players will want to win the title this season for them to give Wenger a good farewell.
Already, Luis Enrique and ex Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira are among the candidates lined up as replacement for 68-year-old Wenger.
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