Speaking after leading his team to a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley at The Emirates in his last Premier League home game on Sunday, Wenger joked about the stresses of the job, and all the criticism from fans and the media that came with it.
Wenger said in in his prematch interview that the Germany worldwide has "a recurrence of his back problem", and added: "How long is he out, I don't know".
The visitors suffered an early setback when Ashley Barnes, their joint top-scorer this season, crashed into the back of Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and walked slowly off the field minutes later, cradling his left arm, to be replaced by Sam Vokes. The defending champions' first match is against Mexico in Moscow on June 17.
Burnley hardly got out of their own half in the opening 30 minutes as Arsenal dominated the ball, although the Gunners were finding it hard to build on their early advantage.
"I would invite you to really push and support the players and the staff that remains behind me", the 68-year-old added.
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The Cavs' All-Star had 13 rebounds but just seven points on 3-of-13 shooting and hit just one of his four three-point attempts. Love said he knew at the morning shootaround that James was locked in when he predicted some of the improbable jump shots.
The draw was more important to Huddersfield, who moved three points clear of the relegation zone with two games to play - against Chelsea and Arsenal.
Former Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud believes departing Gunners manager Arsene Wenger "deserves a great tribute" and expects his compatriot to continue in management. "I hope to see you soon, well done, goodbye".
The final season of Wenger's 22-year reign in north London will end without silverware after Thursday's Europa League semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Welcomed back on to the pitch by rapturous chants of "there's only one Arsene Wenger", the football manager addressed the crowd.
Given a guard of honour prior to kick-off, Wenger was then presented with a gold-plated mini replica of the Premier League trophy - awarded initially to the club following their unbeaten 2003-04 season - in the aftermath.