Even in the end, Arsenal and Arsene Wenger allowed themselves to believe in the fantasy of a silver-plated finale and glory; one last trophy for the Frenchman. But Atletico Madrid made sure Arsenal’s new manager will not be in charge of a Champions League side next season.

Arsene Wenger’s fallen empire

For too long, Arsenal fans have indulged the idea that Wenger’s way will come good in the end and silence all of those doubters who have long suspected that there was a footballing version of the Emperor’s New Clothes being played out at the Emirates.

Diego Costa’s first-half goal in the Wanda Metropolitano was enough to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory in this semifinal for Atletico Madrid and send Diego Simeone’s team to the final.

Costa killed off any hope of a glorious farewell for Wenger, so all thoughts of a fairy-tale ending have gone.

Arsenal were weak, indecisive and lacking in quality when it mattered. They created precious few opportunities and their so-called big players such as Mesut Ozil failed to deliver.

The Wenger era is done, and the end cannot come quickly enough, because every day that is wasted on the old regime is one day fewer for the new one to get working.

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