Greeted by headlines asking 'Arsene who?' when he was hired in 1996, Wenger departs firmly established as Arsenal's greatest manager.
No successor has been appointed as yet, but Goal has revealed that former skipper and current Manchester City first-team coach Mikel Arteta is the preferred option.
Patrick Vieira is on the shortlist for the Nantes job after falling down the pecking order in the race to become the new Arsenal manager.
"I should have announced every week I retire", Wenger said.
"I must say the squad doesn't need much, because there's a huge potential in there", he said ahead of Wednesday's meeting with Leicester City in the Premier League, per Adam Crafton of the Daily Mail.
"I know he hasn't had a lot of experience but unless you give someone a chance, you'll never know they're ready".
Sports Mole's countdown of Arsene Wenger's top 10 signings from his Arsenal career continues with number four - Marc Overmars.
"It's going to be tough to replace Wenger after so many years and success but I think Luis Enrique would do it well there".
Arsenal are in the market for a new manager after Wenger's 22-year tenure in north London ended last Sunday with a 1-0 win over Huddersfield. "With the results we won three Premier League titles, played 49 games unbeaten and I'm very proud to have won seven FA Cups too". "I want the best for my friends and he is a friend of mine". Wenger was given gifts to mark the day and a guard of honour was once again formed for the Arsenal manager before kick off.
It's a fearless, new, exciting and uncertain world for Arsenal and Arsenal fans, but after complaints about all the old familiar failings, isn't that exactly what people wanted?