Arsene Wenger insists now is the right time to leave Arsenal

Departing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted now is the right time for him to end his 22-year association with the north London club.

Wenger will take charge of Arsenal for the final time when they take on Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

However, the Frenchman – who joined the Gunners in September 1996 – has revealed he is already focusing on the future and his life away from the Emirates.

Wenger walks out to a guard of honour in his last game as manager of Arsenal at the Emirates.

“I need to look forward, I am a guy that does not look back much,” said Wenger in an exclusive interview¬† “Everywhere I have worked, I have done that.

“But I need a new project, I need to commit my energy to something else and now I think it is time for me to move away because I am not part of the future any more.

“So the quicker it finishes now, the better it is.