Written by on April 20, 2018

The shock announcement by Arsenal’s long-serving manager that he will leave the club at the end of the season has got the continent talking.

In Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa his name is the top trending topic on Twitter.

Wenger, 68, has been at the helm for nearly 22 years.

Nicknamed “the professor”, the Frenchman has had a successful reign though full of frustration for fans who have become disillusioned by his managing style especially in recent years.

There have been growing calls for him to resign with the hashtag #WengerOut being used to put pressure on the club to sack him.

The hashtag was one of our selected stories for 2017.

His critics see him as an entitled and arrogant. Others compared him to former Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe who was forced out of power after 37 years.

Here’s a sample of some of the social media reaction from the continent

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