Arsene Wenger- Staying At Arsenal for 22 Years Was a Mistake

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Arsene Wenger, former manager of Arsenal football club has stated that he probably shouldn’t have stayed at the London club for so long.

Wenger was manager of Arsenal for 22 years taking over in 1996 and leading the club to 3 league titles and 7 FA cups in his time.

Arsene Wenger was interviewed by RTL who also asked what he considered as the biggest mistake of his career to which he said;

“Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years.

“I’m someone who likes to move around a lot, but I also like a challenge. I’ve been a prisoner of my own challenge at times.”

Arsene Wenger left Arsenal in May and has since been linked with a host of jobs. The 68-year-old has also stated that he still wants to coach and would be on the lookout for a new challenge.

He’d said then: “Do I still have the desire to be a coach?” 

“It’s the question I’m going to have to answer in the next two weeks.

“Do I have the desire to throw myself into another crazy challenge? I don’t know. It’s a job that requires total commitment.

“I must give myself a little distance, which is something I’ve never done. I’ll have to see how much I miss it.”

Speaking about Arsenal’s new manager,Unai Emery he added:

“I think he has the qualities to become a great coach,” Wenger added. “But a great coach means a man in great pain too.

“People from outside only see the glamorous side, the trophies. Everything else, the every day, is the fight with oneself, with others, to convince.

“We must always question ourselves. It is a priesthood, a sacrifice of a life.”

Arsenal won their first game of preseason against Borehamwood 8-0 and will now travel to Singapore where they will play PSG and Atletico Madrid before going to Dublin where they play Chelsea and then finally a trip to Stockholm to take on Sweden before their Premier League opener against Manchester City

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