Arsene Wenger: How I react after Arsenal lose
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger lifts the lid on his habits after a Gunners loss
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he tries to be like a “sick dog in quarantine after Arsenal lose a game.
The Gunners manager has enjoyed the winning feeling in recent weeks after Arsenal notched their fifth successive Premier League victory thanks to three points at St James’ Park last weekend.
However, Wenger did endure a sticky patch earlier in the campaign when his Arsenal side were accused of being too reliant on £35m summer signing Alexis Sanchez.
Speaking to Arsenal magazine, the 65-year-old Frenchman spoke about his emotional turmoil following a bad result, adding that he tries to go into isolation to prevent his bad mood affecting other people in his life.
“I never go out after we lose, I just sit at home miserably and think about why we lost,” Wenger told Arsenal magazine.
“I’ve had periods where I’ve stayed at home for two or three days. If we have not got a game for a while, and we have lost, there are times when I have not gone out for days.
“It really hurts. If it does not, you will never survive in the game.
“People who live around you suffer with you, so the only thing I can do is try to get out of other people’s way.
“I try to be like a dog who is sick – I go away into quarantine and come back when I’m cured!”
Arsenal are being touted as potential Premier League title contenders after the Gunners moved to within six points of leaders Chelsea following a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United.
The north London side face top-four chasing Liverpool in their next game at Emirates Stadium on 4 April.