Arsenal record goalscorer, Thierry Henry, has said it is going to be “difficult” for Arsene Wenger, after his final game in charge at the Emirates.
Wenger led the Gunners to three Premier League titles, two while Henry was at the club.
He also won seven FA Cups during his time in North London.
Henry told Sky Sports that his compatriot would take some time to adjust to life after spending 22 years at Arsenal.
“He was there from 7.30am until 6 or 7 at night, watching games and loving the club. It’s going to be difficult for someone doing something for so long with the club he loves to just leave.
“It’s not an easy thing to just call a day. He loves to be on the grass, smelling grass, he has a vision and he’s a visionary. He always thinks his team can achieve things and thinks his team can achieve what he wants.
“Whether you agree or disagree, he goes to that extent to believe that. We met the expectations in our generation and a bit before.
“At times, he had that belief in that team which unfortunately didn’t meet the expectation in the league. I can only say one thing about him, and that’s thank you.
“The man he was for me. He was a father figure, he helped me to become a better player, unlocked stuff in my brain that was sometimes stopping myself, things that are obvious but at 22 you’re trying to find out the player you can be,” Henry said.