Arsene Wenger Says He’s Frightened by the Idea of Retirement

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A lot of Arsenal FC supporters aren’t going to like hearing this. There is a very loud and very persistent core of Arsenal supporters who want manager Arsene Wenger removed from power, and their message has been so strong that Wenger himself has addressed the situation on numerous occasions.

It’s already been established that he almost certainly will not be sacked, as he definitely has the backing of his bosses. So perhaps the Frenchman will step down?

Don’t bet on it, as the prospect of retirement frightens Wenger, according to the man himself. He’s prepared to deal with the situation when it arises, but it doesn’t appear like that will be any time soon.

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Asked if he was frightened of calling it a career, Wenger, in an interview Sky Sports, responded:

“Yes. Because every end is to be in front of the unknown and of course it can be a bit frightening. But even if it is frightening, I’m not too scared. I just want to do what I do as long as I think I can do it well and I have the motivation to do it. On that front, I have no doubt.”

“After, the day will come quickly, maybe not, but I am completely focused and completely committed.”

You can understand why Wenger doesn’t want to go, even in spite of the steady calls for his sacking. If and when he steps down, what will be the purpose in life for him? It’s an honest question as many pro sports managers deal with having a rudderless existence in their golden years once their career is over. It can sometimes lead to a really bad situation.

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Arsene Wenger is right to hold on as long as he can. However, he did very recently admit that he considered stepping down in May.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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