Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was offered a guard of honour ahead of the kick-off just before having his last speech at the Emirates Stadium.
Surrounded by his players, Wenger delivered an emotional speech to Arsenal supporters but started with his best wishes to former counterpart Sir Alex Ferguson.
“I would first like to wish my fellow manager, Alex Ferguson, to get well very quickly,” Wenger said.
“Thank you all for having me for such a long time, I know that’s not easy. But above all I am like you, I am an Arsenal fan.”
“That means this is just more than watching football, it is a way of life, it is caring about the beautiful game, the values we cherish, and something that goes through all of our body, we care, we worry, we are desperate.”
“I would like to thank everyone at this club who makes this place so special. I want you to support the staff left behind me. This group of players has a special quality on and off the pitch. Support this team next season, they really deserve it.”
“I would like to finish with a simple word – I will miss you… Thank you all for being such an important part of my life. Thank you, well done, bye bye.”
On 20 April, Wenger has announced that he would end his 22-year association with the Gunners at the end of the season.