Arsene Wenger has said he thought about resigning as Arsenal boss “for personal reasons” before he ended up signing a two-year contract extension in May.
The doubt around Wenger’s future became a crazy drama that he had admitted had a hand in the negativity on the team as they finished outside the Champions League places for the first time in 21 years.
“Yes, I hesitated to extend my contract for personal reasons,” he said. “I’ve been at Arsenal for 20 years, and you ask yourself all the time if you should continue leading the club, and also because we suffered quite a bit during the season.”
“It’s a very difficult start to the season, because we started with a game at home that we won at the death with a good performance,” he said. “We lost the second by being quite good but not clinical, and the third was a catastrophic performance. That raises a lot of questions.
“In spite of everything, the team has real potential and we have to pick ourselves up as you always have to do in a crisis and we have to win the next game.”