Arsene Wenger reveals why he never left Arsenal
Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has finally revealed why he never left the club. The Frenchman was reportedly sacked after a 22-year-spell at the London club and finished as their most successful manager. The Guardian's celebrated sports journalist Amy Lawrence has come out with a new book 'The Wenger Revolution: The Club of My Life'. In the foreword, Wenger has disclosed the real reason.
Wenger's time at Arsenal
The manager won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with Arsenal. He won the season double twice in 1998 and 2002. Moreover, Arsenal are the only club to go unbeaten in the Premier League (2003-04) He joined Arsenal as a manager on October 1, 1996 and since then managed 1,235 matches having a win record of 57.2%.
Arsenal has become my passport: Wenger
Wenger stated that in England, a football club is a part of one's passport and one lives and dies with the same. "Arsenal has become my passport. Only six months in a club nowadays is massive, so 22 years makes you feel forever attached. Of course it has become my identity. My passport is red and white in fact," he wrote.
Wenger took responsibility for every good and bad happenings
Wenger ended as the second longest serving manager in England after Sir Alex Ferguson. The Frenchman managed the club with integrity and commitment all his life. Wenger's limited success towards the end of his career saw section of Arsenal fans get disgruntled. He feels it is natural for him to take responsibility for every bad thing that happened and proud of every good thing.