Arsene Wenger says 22-year Arsenal stay his biggest mistake

first_imgWenger has yet to decide whether he will continue his managerial career.When asked what is next, the 68-year-old added: “I’m asking myself the same question! Do I keep doing what I’ve been doing, what I know.“Or do I share all the knowledge I’ve accumulated over the years in a slightly different way? That’s the question I need to answer in the next few months.” Arsene Wenger bids farewell to the Arsenal fans in May 2018 3 Wenger also went to speak of the regrets he has at letting management consume his life and the huge sacrifices he had to make as Arsenal boss.“I regret having sacrificed everything I did because I realise I’ve hurt a lot of people around me,” he said.“I’ve neglected a lot of people. I’ve neglected my family, I’ve neglected many close ones.“Deep down though, the obsessed man is selfish in his pursuit of what he loves. He ignores a lot of other things. But it’s a bone to chase at the same time.“Often, I’m asked if Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira will be good managers and I always answer yes. They have all the qualities; they’re intelligent, they know football, they have excellent skillset, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed.“It’s an obsession which bounces around your head day and night. You wake up at 3am thinking about team selection, tactics, formation…” Arsene Wenger has conceded staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been the biggest mistake of his career.The Frenchman ended his long reign as Gunners manager at the end of last season, amid growing supporter unrest. Arsenal fans wanted Wenger out by the end center_img 3 Arsene Wenger shows the strain during an Arsenal match Wenger, a shock appointment by the north London club in 1996, enjoyed stunning success in his early years.But having failed win the Premier League since 2004, he was subjected to stinging criticism in his later years and, by the end, fans were campaigning for him to go.In a wide-ranging interview with broadcaster RTL, Wenger was asked what is biggest mistake was and responded: “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.” 3last_img read more

Leicester defender Filip Benkovic dedicates victory with Celtic to victims of crash

first_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 2 A helicopter belonging to Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in the King Power stadium car park after the club’s 1-1 draw with West Ham.According to Reuters news agency, Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people on board the aircraft when the crash occurred.Video footage has emerged showing flames coming from the vehicle as emergency services rushed to the scene. huge blow Leicester defender Filip Benkovic dedicated Celtic’s 3-0 win over Hearts to victims of the helicopter crash on Saturday night night.The 21-year-old Croatian, who signed for Leicester in August before moving to Celtic on loan, said: “Last night was really bad for everyone. Nobody expected this would happen. So I want to give this win to the families.” no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury No casualties have yet been confirmed as an investigation continues.Celtic’s win over Hearts booked their place in the Betfred Cup final.The Parkhead side took the lead in the 53rd minute when Gorgie midfielder Oliver Bozanic tripped Ryan Christie in the penalty area allowing fellow substitute Scott Sinclair to slam in the penalty.James Forrest capitalised on a mistake by Hearts keeper Zdenek Zlamal to fire in an easy second, before Christie scored a wonderful third. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Images of the scene have emerged since the incident Benkovic dedicated the win to the families of those involved in the crash RANKED 2 ADVICE BEST OF last_img read more