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Arsene Wenger sends worrying message to Arsenal fans after years of repeated failure


A lot of Arsenal fans won’t be pleased to hear this…

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he fears retirement and says ‘persistence is an underrated quality’ as the Gunners look headed for another disappointing season.

Large numbers of ‘Wenger out’ banners were seen at games for much of the second half of last season as the Frenchman stalled on signing a new contract with the club.

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However, he did eventually stay on by extending his deal, and results have not significantly improved this term as Arsenal already look realistically out of the title race, with even a top four spot not looking straightforward.

Wenger will surely go down as one of Arsenal’s finest ever managers after a successful first half to his reign, but many fans increasingly feel the second half has soured his reputation.

Still, the 67-year-old has strongly hinted that he could carry on for a while longer in an interview with Sky Sports.

Asked if he felt anxious about retirement, he said: ‘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…

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