The 68-year-old should be remembered for what he did and how he did, and the new man must be allowed to make his own mark and judged in that context alone.
There were 10 changes in the 20 clubs' hotseats during the campaign and with the end of Wenger's 22-year reign announced in mid-April before he saw out the season, the total stands at 11 - equalling 2015-16's Premier League record.
"People might feel that I've betrayed what I've built here". Not really, I'm sad. "I wish everybody well and thank everybody".
Fittingly, it was a 38th minute goal from Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - the last major signing of the Wenger era - that ensured his manager went out on an uplifting note.
Speaking to the Arsenal website, in quotes published on Tuesday, Wenger said: "It will be very hard for me (without Arsenal)".
Gone were the "Wenger out" taunts that followed him in recent years.
However, according to the Independent, Arteta is increasingly likely to charge and the Spaniard is already planning his backroom team at the Emirates.
Manchester City became the first team to amass 100 points in a Premier League season after a 1-0 win against Southampton. For all of my belief that, logically, at least, it is the right time for Wenger to leave, my greater chagrin is with Kroenke, not Wenger.
'It looks good for the future and I'm sure next season is going to be a good one for us'.
Arteta's appointment would fit into that structure, with the former Arsenal captain making a big impression in his role on Pep Guardiola's coaching staff at Manchester City this season.
"That's why I think my best moment and time is when I played for Arsenal".
As Arsenal now embark on their courageous new dawn, they can only hope their "chosen one" is capable of delivering the kind of transcendence that will forever mark Wenger out as a totemic figure in English football history.