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What ArsenalFanTV star Claude said when asked about Arsene Wenger on Sky was gold

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Spare a thought for ArsenalFanTV.

Now that Arsene Wenger has announced he’s stepping down at the end of the season, what are the likes of Troopz and DT going to moan about now?

Still, Friday should prove to be one of the most successful days in the popular YouTube channel’s history following Wenger’s shock decision, which took everybody by surprise - including the players.

"I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years," Wenger, who brings an end to his 22-year spell as Arsenal manager, said in a statement published on Arsenal’s website. "I managed the club with full commitment and integrity.

"To all the Arsenal lovers, take care of the values of the club."

Arsenal fans who have spent the past few years hating on Wenger were singing his praises following the 68-year-old’s announcement.

While most of the club’s supporters were desperate for Wenger to leave - for understandable reasons - that doesn’t mean they’re not feeling sadness about his impending departure.

Claude was interviewed by Sky Sports

However, there is one man, with dry eyes and a heart of stone, who doesn’t feel remotely sad about the news. Claude, another ArsenalFanTV regular, was interviewed by Sky Sports on Friday afternoon - no, really - and this led to a brilliant piece of television.

Sky presumably expected to get a heartfelt reaction from Claude, praising all that Wenger has done for the club over the past two decades. Instead, this happened…

“There’s no sadness,” Claude said. “I’ve just walked past Finsbury Park and there’s some bloke lying on the floor with newspapers around him, not a penny to his name. That’s what I call sadness. Not someone who’s been earning £10 million a year - let’s get it into perspective, yeah?”

Awkward.

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Other Arsenal fans blasted Claude on Twitter

Claude’s interview divided opinion on social media.

While some people found the interview unintentionally hilarious - us included - some felt that Claude should have been more respectful to Wenger on the day that should have been used to pay tribute to arguably the club’s greatest ever manager.

But at least Claude kept it real.

He wanted Wenger to leave, it’s happening, and now he’s happy.

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