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"Koscielny is, of course, devastated because he had surgery", Wenger told a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Premier League trip to ninth-placed Leicester City.

Fabregas, who went on to rejoin the Blaugrana in 2011 before moving to Chelsea three years later, was eager to pay tribute to Wenger, who will leave the Emirates Stadium at the end of the season.

As for who follows in Arsene's footsteps, the bookmakers have installed Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and former Barcelona gaffer Luis Enrique as favourites to be his replacement. I will work. I don't look very good on the beach'.

Fabregas moved to Arsenal as a 16-year-old, and he opened up on why he was so keen to play under Wenger at that age.

"The other players were smiling and I was thinking in this moment "it is finished for me and I will not play in the future". I have a huge experience of management and people management.

Jones, Giggs wish former manager Ferguson a full recovery
United said in a statement on Saturday that Ferguson's surgery had gone "extremely well", but that he would need a period of intensive care to aid his recovery.

Arsenal have endured a hard season, and are set to finish sixth, meaning they will miss out on Champions League qualification. I don't know why. I didn't analyse anything or consider anything. He gave a foreign manager a chance when no-one knew me.

Wenger is set to depart with the club finishing in sixth, the lowest position of his reign, and with no silverware following their Europa League semi-final exit at the hands of Atletico Madrid last week.

He will now be out for six months and miss the World Cup.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "All eyes will be on Arsenal's dugout but we're hearing Wenger isn't finished win management just yet and the latest odds suggest he'll make the French job his after the World Cup".

The playmaker will not play again for the Gunners this season due to a back injury, and there is a "growing unhappiness" in the dressing room that he is picking which games he wants to play in, according to Danny Gallagher for MailOnline.