Arsene Wenger announced he was leaving Arsenal after losing to Newcastle United last month..

Maybe it was the final straw, losing to a club his team had beaten 10 times in a row and had never lost at St James Park since 2005.

In fact, in the last 17 years, before 15 April 2018, Arsene Wenger had only lost two of 33 games to Newcastle.

Since his announcement, there have been some hilarious crocodile tears from the Arsenal fanbase who have campaigned embarrassingly for years, to get him out of the job.

This despite Arsene Wenger continuing to rack up the trophies for the undeserving supporters, three FA Cup wins in the last four years alone.

Through it all, the Gunners boss has kept his dignity despite the betrayal of so many of the club’s supporters.

Now as he approaches his final game at The Emirates on Sunday, Wenger has came out with some really quality words.

Words about what he wants a club to aspire to, words that Mike Ashley needs to take notice of at Newcastle United before it is too late.

Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth, Rafa Benitez approached the club in March 2016 when it was on its knees.

Newcastle already set for relegation, yet the Spaniard saw the potential and was prepared to make a remarkable career progression, having left Real Madrid, Rafa was prepared to risk his reputation on dealing with Mike Ashley and turning Newcastle United around.

Rafa Benitez has made massive strides already and now needs Mike Ashley to do the same, to realise the potential of Newcastle United, Arsene Wenger with these stirring words on what any club should aspire to: ‘Don’t be scared to be ambitious. It’s not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail.’

Arsene Wenger:

“We want to be the club who gives a chance to somebody who deserves it, to somebody who has a dream and is ready to fight for his dream.

“That is initially the most dignified target the club can have.

“Is to influence people’s life and to give them the chance to be successful and give them the chance to transform that dream into reality.

“Don’t be scared to be ambitious.

“It’s not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail.

“For me, the real humiliation is to have a target and not to give everything to reach it.”

Arsene Wenger also said this in his programme notes for today’s final ever home game:

“What I will miss most about this job is the competition itself.

“The collective feeling, the sharing of emotions with people you work with on a daily basis.

“The desire to feel something together and the target you always have in front of you.

“I will miss the intensity of it all, because that’s all I have known in my life.”

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  • mactoon

    “It’s not a humiliation to have a high target and to fail”

    No but it comes at a cost to achieve that Ashley is not willing to pay.

  • Rabid Dog

    Lol Mike Ashley must take notice…. Right….

  • Leazes.

    Mike Ashley is really going to learn his lessons this time….. and he’ll back Rafa to the max….absolutely nailed on certainty.

    • mactoon

      isn’t it too early to be drinking :D

  • Guest 2

    NUFC aspirations and plans under Ashley, as attributable to Llambias:-

    Sep 2008 – “Arsenal is the shining example in England of a sustainable business model. It takes time. It can’t be done overnight. Newcastle has therefore set up an extensive scouting system. We look for young players, for players in foreign leagues who everyone does not know about. We try and stay ahead of the competition. We search high and low looking for value, for potential that we can bring on and for players who will allow Newcastle to compete at the very highest level but who don’t cost the earth.”

    Feb 2009 – “In five years’ time I would hope we would be challenging for everything,We hope to be like an Aston Villa. But you need to have solid grounding under your feet. You need that, it should have been built years ago. We inherited so much. We’re knocking down walls and rebuilding.”

    Hopes downgraded in the space of 5 months. Nothing built in all of his ownership but plenty of things knocked down for sure – our aspirations first and foremost.

    • Leazes.

      Yes the model kept changing….Wasn’t there something that Pardew said about following the Aston Villa model for success and not being able to compete with the might Southampton and QPR?

      • Guest 2

        The lick-spittle did state that we couldn’t compete with Southampton, or Swansea – or even Norwich!

        • Coach Clagnut

          Lick-spittle? That’s far too kind.

  • TheNutJob

    articles like this are a waste of time because Fatty is only out for himself,
    yet we`ll have them day after day along with another 100 players coming to the Toon

    • Leazes.

      Yes but it was written by a lass and they don’t know diddly about football except for footballers they fancy.

      This may be a controversial point but its just an observation from watching ‘Pointless with Alexander Armstrong’ when ‘football’ questions come up they frown and slump until they realise its a geography question really or ‘teams containing the letter W’.

      • GlasgowMag

        Bit harsh there L, Sid would be happy with that comment!!

  • JEz_Brizzle

    Benitez has the ambition the same as Wenger had, but Ashley has a pocket full of cash from his investment

  • Dave Upton

    True words but falling on deaf ears with fat Ash.
    And it’s “come” out for f**ks sake

  • Geordiegiants

    What an absolutely ridiculous article!

    • nufcslf

      And pointless because it is never going to happen. Anybody but the useless fat c**t Cashley might have actually taken notice, though. Shame.

  • Mike D

    “For me, the real humiliation is to have a target and not to give everything to reach it.” Like Mike Ashley professing he wants to win something (and/or qualify for the Champions League). Sorry he has no ducks to give or anything that rhymes with ducks.

  • Geordieguy

    Arsenal fans are the biggest spoilt brats ever. 3 league titles 7 fa cups and 20 years in the champions league hope they go down next season hate them almost as much as man United

    • Geordiegiants

      They have made themselves look like cu next Tuesdays

  • paul mclaughlan

    Wenger the man who saw nothing (unless one of his players was fouled).

    • Geordieguy

      I agree he had selective blindness but his teams played good football

  • Stephen

    Don’t think Mike Ashley is scared To Be Ambitious
    He’s wanting out at a profit.
    End of.

  • Monkseaton Magpies

    Just hope that Arsenal go downhill and finish mid table and win nothing next season.
    That will give them something to complain about.

  • Coach Clagnut

    Wenger had his faults but overall, football is better off for him being here.