Arsene Wenger replies when asked if he considered quitting Arsenal

Arsene Wenger admits that he considered quitting Arsenal in the summer

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Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger Photo: The Sport Review

Arsene Wenger has admitted that he considered leaving Arsenal “for personal reasons” before signing a new two-year contract with the north London club in the summer.

The Frenchman found himself under intense pressure at The Emirates last season as the Gunners struggled to find consistent form in the Premier League.

Arsenal ended up finishing fifth in the Premier League table and winning the FA Cup, before Wenger opted to sign a new two-year contract with the north London side.

The Gunners have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 season under Wenger.

And the Frenchman has conceded that he considered quitting the north London club before opting to commit his future to the Gunners.

Speaking on French television show Telefoot, Wenger said: “Yes I hesitated about signing a new contract for personal reasons.

“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.”

Arsenal are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table after a difficult start to the new season for Wenger’s men.

The Gunners have lost two of their opening three games to leave them under pressure already following their 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool last time out.

Arsenal host Bournemouth at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

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