Arsene Wenger has admitted that he doubted if he was “capable of leading the club” while hesitating over a new contract this summer (via The BBC).
Well, it’s hardly something you want to hear from the manager of a football club but Arsene Wenger has done just that.
There was serious hesitation over Wenger’s future this summer. His contract had expired and there was a very real chance that he would step down after over two decades in charge.
Now, the Frenchman has admitted that he hesitated over signing a new deal while negotiations were ongoing.
“I’ve been at Arsenal many years and last season we struggled a lot,” the Frenchman said.
“This year we won our first game, we weren’t as good in the second match and then we had a catastrophic performance.
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“But now we have to recover and, as always in a time of crisis, you have to win your next game.
“I’ve been there for so long that you always wonder, can you still take the team to the next level?”
It’s an interesting set of quotes from Arsene Wenger and he’s not the only one who has doubts about whether or not he can take the team to the next level. He’s a legendary figure in the club but many supporters would have been happier if he had just walked away.