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“What an era” – Burnley’s Sean Dyche praises retiring Arsene Wenger

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has paid homage to Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman’s final ever game at The Emirates.

Wenger, who will retire at the end of the season after a 22-year spell in North London, watched his side for the final ever time at their home ground this afternoon when they took on Burnley.

And it was a fitting send-off for the 68-year-old, as his side ran out 5-0 winners against the Clarets, putting in a stellar performance and one of their best of the season so far.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring early on, before strike partner Alexandre Lacazette added the hosts second just before half-time.

Second-half goals from Sead Kolasinac, Alex Iwobi and another from Aubameyang then sealed the victory.

While a disappointing day for Burnley, manager Sean Dyche was humble in defeat, and took time to praise the retiring Wenger after the game.

“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’.”

 

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