Arsene Wenger reveals he nearly left Arsenal to manage European giant
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he seriously considered quitting on Arsenal last season and admitted that he had been contacted by Paris Saint Germain.
Wenger came under fire immensely last season and his 20 years at the Emirates were seriously being undermined by the recent years of his tenure but and the boss seriously considered calling it a day after last season.
The club struggled throughout the entire season and even finished outside the top four for the first time in Wenger’s time at the club as they finished fifth in the Premier League behind Man City and Liverpool who made up third and fourth.
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil refused to sign new contracts and are still yet to, which placed even more pressure on Wenger who began to feel the force of the fans who continued to protest over his reign in charge.
Wenger eventually signed a new two-year deal at Arsenal much to the disappointment of a huge part of the Gunners fan base, but the Frenchman has revealed that it could well have been very different for him and the Londoners.
“Yes I hesitated about signing a new contract for personal reasons,” Wenger explained.
“I have been at Arsenal for 20 years and I ask myself all the time if I should continue to run the club. And also because we struggled a lot last season.”
“Coaching a different club would be possible.”
“There have been contacts with PSG.”