Arsenal players were shell-shocked, when Arsene Wenger informed them and his backroom staff, that he would be stepping down at the end of this season.
Wenger broke the news to his squad, at about the same time the club published his statement on the official website.
Sportsmail reports that the players then made a pact together, to send him out in a blaze of glory by winning the Europa League.
The Gunners face Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals, with the first-leg taking place next Thursday.
Wenger’s backroom staff, including long-standing men, Gerry Peyton, Boro Primorac and Tony Colbert are expected to go.
However, assistant manager, Steve Bould, could still be kept on.