In Good Conscience

Fergie and Arsene not ready to say their goodbyes

Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger, almost polar opposites in the way they went about their life's work, now share something unique: Each knows what others might say about them after they've gone.

"I had the feeling of assisting at my own funeral," Wenger mused after the announcement that Arsenal was preparing for life after him when his time in charge ends this weekend.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 12, 2018, with the headline 'Fergie and Arsene not ready to say their goodbyes'. Print Edition | Subscribe