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By Mike Henson

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  1. Bye for now

    Arsene Wenger

    Adieu to yeh and yeh and yeh and yeh.

    So long and farewell from Arsene Wenger and likewise from us.

    This live text is done, but there is only one day off before the Premier League is back.

    Tuesday night, Swansea v Southampton, an absolute tightrope walk of a six-pointer for both teams.

    See you there.

  2. 'We dominated the game but didn't create enough chances' - Robertson

    FT: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


    Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson: "The weather was warm for both teams which can play a part, but we did quite well in the game and its a scrappy goal for us to concede.

    "At the end of the day I think we dominated the game but just couldn't create enough chances to score."

    On Chelsea: "They made sure our front three couldn't have space and that showed, we couldn't get in the game and create the chances we normally create."

    On being tired from midweek: "Of course Wednesday was tough but that's no excuse, the boys felt physically good to go.

    "We've had four days to recover for this one, but now we've got a full week to prepare for Brighton and try to make sure we get a place in the top four because everything in this season has been leading up to that."

  3. 'It is impossible to feel nothing'

    FT: Arsenal 5-0 Burnley


    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "It is impossible to feel nothing unless you are completely robotic. It is 22 years of total commitment and togetherness. Overall I would like to thank everybody. I had the luxury of doing this job for 22 years at the same club and I am grateful for that.

    "It is difficult to analyse this season for what this team has done. At home is has been championship stuff, but away from home it has not been enough. We also went to the League Cup final and Europa League semi-final.

    On next season: "The fans may be lost at the start, but they will have a new manager but they can continue the work as the basics are here."

  4. Liverpool agree £63m deal for Fekir- reports

    Nabil Fekir

    According to reports in the French press, Liverpool have completed a £63m deal to sign Lyon's 24-year-old attack Nabil Fekir. And apparently they are also interested in Barcelona's winger Ousmane Dembele.

    Jurgen Klopp has just been asked about the reports.

    "During the game we agreed a deal? I would be surprised about that, he said.

    "Who was the second name? Ousmane Dembele. He's on the market? Now I'm interested."

    For what it is worth Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas has denied that Fekir is on his way.

    Make of all that what you will.

    Lyon tweet
  5. 'We had nothing to play for'

    FT: Arsenal 5-0 Burnley


    Burnley manager Sean Dyche, speaking to BBC Match of the Day: "I think Arsenal raised their performance considerably. After the results yesterday we suddenly had nothing to play for and that affects players, they need something on the game.

    "Today Arsenal really turned up.

    "It will be a different feel at home next weekend - our fans were great today and they know how good a season it has been.

    "Arsene Wenger means a lot to the game, the only thing he'll be asking is if they could have done that more often. It's still quite fresh but in 10 years they'll probably be looking back ad thinking 'what an era'."

  6. 'In spite of a difficult season we're still alive' - Conte

    FT: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


    Antonio Conte

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte: "Today was a must-win game against a really good team, but it was a good game and a great show of will to keep our hope of finishing in the top four alive.

    "I'm very happy for the players and the fans, they deserve this type of game and this win."

    On Liverpool: "Liverpool is a team who are very dangerous and if you leave a lot of space behind the defensive line their players are impressive the way they attack the space, but also playing through the lines and in their combinations. They are a very good team so it's right to give them compliments."

    On Olivier Giroud: "He brought a personality, he's an international player with a lot of experience and we needed this kind of player.

    "Today he played a very good game and worked very hard without the ball, but I am pleased for the whole performance of the whole team."

    On finishing in the top four: "As I said previously our target is to finish the season in the best possible way and to give the best satisfaction to all the fans. I think in spite of the difficult season we are still alive and are fighting until the end.

    "In this league it's very tough and in the past, in the present and in the future, and it could be even more difficult in the future. You start the season with the six top teams and anything can happen. We have to prepare in the right way and try to make as few mistakes as possible."

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    Ibsy86: Shame considering all the abuse he got. Well done Arsene for sticking in there.

    Tabyeesh: "I will always be an Arsenal fan. It is what unites us in every cell of our body, those dreams and worries”. Arsene Wenger. 06-May-2018. Amen.

    Cold Bean: Manager and longevity. That's last time you'll hear those words in the premiership.

  8. 'I trust his strength'


    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger speaks to Sky Sports about the health of Sir Alex Ferguson: "I'm concerned because last week we were together. I just have a message of support and I trust his strength and his optimistic character to get over that very quickly and very well especially."

    Arsene Wenger
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    Elliott Gilmore: Arsene Wenger is simply world class. As a person, a manager and more importantly a Man! Arsenal should be forever grateful.

    Jacob: Fair play to Burnley letting Arsenal play for Wenger today, you could have spoilt the party but took the shots like absolute legends you are. You deserve your place in Europe.

  10. Where's Ozil

    Mesut Ozil, by the way, is at the Emirates today.

    The German international, who was unfit to play today, is on the pitch sporting a white cap with an enormous peak.

  11. Post update

    FT: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


    Antonio Conte

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte speaking to MOTD: "For sure it's a big win, today this game was a must-win game for us and the only possibility to keep the top four open was to win and get the three points.

    "We did this and we played a good game, we had great commitment from the players to follow the plan and great effort from the strikers.

    "Now we have to recover well and play an important game on Wednesday against Huddersfield. We must be ready to get three points because it won't be easy."

    On nullifying Liverpool's threat: "To have one week to work and focus on this game was very important for us, we have had the possibility to prepare this game in the right way.

    "Usually we prepare every game in the tactical aspect, but things can change, but today we played a good game and I'm very happy for our fans because they deserve this win."

    On Olivier Giroud: "We are talking about a intentional player, with great experience and with great personality. It's important for us to have a player like this with great experience because we are a young team without too much experience.

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    Khan Karn: Arsenal fans are terrible. If they had supported the team like today they would be in a much better position. Disgrace to their greatest ever.

    Daniel Potter: Got to ask where have all the fans singing "one Arsene Wenger" because for the last three years all I've pretty much heard is "get out of our club!" Two faced Arsenal fans. You've got what you wanted. I hope you struggle for years to come.

    Andrew Priestley: Even after the way he has been treated by large sections of the fan base, Arsene Wenger remains a classy, honourable man to the very end of his time at Arsenal Football Club. A gentleman of football.

  13. Arsene's goodbye

    Arsene Wenger

    A young fan, sat on his dad's shoulders, has a sign asking if he can have Arsene Wenger's tie as a momento.

    He can!

    Wenger strides over the hoarding to hand over the neckwear.

    I don't want to see that on an online auction site later this evening young man.

  14. 'I hate the result' - Klopp

    FT: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool


    Jurgen Klopp

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: "I hate the result but the performance was good enough to get a good point. It's clear against Chelsea you have to avoid crosses, but the cross came in and it's difficult against Giroud, and that's the goal.

    "Chelsea were strong but we did well and had a few good moments. But we weren't clinical enough. The performance was okay but the result was exactly the opposite of what we wanted."

    On Chelsea: "They had quality and a defensive plan, they played with eight men around the ball, and two very good attacking players. The longer the game goes on, it gets more difficult, we didn't have space to cross.

    "We had these moments towards the end, and these high balls into the box where we were a little bit unlucky. But you cannot go to Chelsea and be shocked when you lose against them.

    On possibly being tired from midweek: "We don't have a big squad and we had injury problems, so when the boys that come back don't have rhythm

    We have 11 or 12 players that have been playing constantly, so, now we have one full week [before the next game] and that helps massively."

    On Salah: "It's completely normal for attacking players to be like this, normally he can deal with he very physical teams, but today he didn't do so well."

    On having 'two cup finals left to play': "The obvious one (the Champions League final) is so far away we don't think about it and [Brighton] is a very important game for us, but we've had a few of them in the past and they haven't been too bad."

  15. Arsene's goodbye

    By the way, the camera briefly flicked to the club's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke in the stands during Arsene Wenger's speech to the crowd.

    The American's face appeared on the jumbotron screens and was immediately greeted with jeers.

    Somewhere a director orders a quick change of shot, but the minor diplomatic incident has already occured.

  16. Wenger's goodbye

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger speaking to the Emirates Stadium: "Thank you for having me for such a long time but above all, I'm like you - I'm an Arsenal fan."

    Arsene Wenger
  17. Arsene's goodbye

    Arsene Wenger: "I would like to thank everyone at the club who makes this club so special.

    "This group of players has special quality, not only on the pitch, but off it too. Support them next season, because they deserve it.

    "I will miss you. Thank you for being such an important part of my life. I hope to see you soon."

  18. Arsene's goodbye

    Arsene Wenger starts making an address to the crowd, no notes, speaking about what the club means to him.

    "I will always be an Arsenal fan. It is what unites us in every cell of our body, those dreams and worries," he says.

  19. Arsene's goodbye

    Legendary goalkeeper Bob Wilson is on the pitch and saying what Arsene Wenger means to him.

    "Above all Arsene is a man who cares deeply about people and helping them be the best they can be. He is the greatest manager we have ever had," he says.

    "Please give Arsene Wenger the biggest welcome you have."

    The Frenchman will be presented with the special trophy that the club was awarded in recognition of his Invincibles seasons of 2003-04 to keep as a personal momento of his time at the club.

    Bob Wilson, Arsene Wenger and Pat Rice
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    Briyan: I think Chelsea are delaying their Europa league spot just like West Brom are delaying their relegation.

    Rob: Real Madrid must be licking their lips watching Liverpool today.