In Good Conscience

Arsene introduced artistry into English football

Short of sudden death, nothing could have drawn more tributes, or more hypocrisy, than the announcement yesterday that Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal.

"This is the end of everything I have known Arsenal to be," one caller to the BBC put it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'Arsene introduced artistry into English football'. Print Edition | Subscribe