#MerciArsene: Wenger bows out with a win on EPL final day

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 13/05/2018

Alex Iwobi made a fine contribution as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the last goal of Arsene Wenger's era during the Frenchman's 1,235th and final match in charge at Arsenal who ended their winless away run in 2018 with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town at The John Smith's Stadium in a carnival atmosphere in West Yorkshire on Sunday.

Two planes, a guard of honor, a 22nd-minute round of applause and a 10th Arsenal goal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave Wenger plenty of reasons to be cheerful as his side lead 1-0 at Huddersfield.

The Gabon international capped a fine team move to score the opener despite the home side's dominance. Aubameyang becomes fastest Arsenal player to reach 10 Premier League goals (13 games). 

A last minute super save by David Ospina meant a barren second-half gave Wenger the chance to end his side's seven successive away defeats and his first point on the road in the calendar year.

It was a party atmosphere in the West Yorkshire sunshine after the final whistle as Terriers fans celebrate staying up and Arsenal fans celebrate Arsene Wenger leaving.

SETTING THE SCENE

Wenger handed Aaron Ramsey the captain armband for his side's final game of the season in a line-up that saw Aubameyang and Lacazette combine to lead the Gunners' attack.

Rob Holding and Mustafi started in the centre of the defense while Sead Kolasinac and Hector Bellerin kept their places on the left and right side of the defense respectively.

Elsewhere, Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka partnered in the midfield and ahead of their midfield trio were Mkhitaryan playing alongside the Auba and Lacazette.

Wenger received another warm reception on Sunday from the Huddersfield home fans after the Emirates Stadium faithful made their feelings towards their longest-serving manager clear last weekend, with the Burnley fans also joining in the 'One Arsène Wenger' chants towards the end of the game.

Then, the Leicester fans also serenaded the Frenchman with that chorus on Wednesday, and the boss was grateful for the heartfelt valediction.

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