Staying at Arsenal for 22 years was my greatest regrets - admits Arsene Wenger

Staying at Arsenal for 22 years was my greatest regrets - admits Arsene Wenger

- Former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has revealed his deepest regret

- The former Monaco manager coached the north London club for 22 years before quitting this summer

- Wenger who won three EPL titles for the club admits he should have left the club a long time ago

Outgone Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly admitted that he overstayed his welcome at the club.

The Frenchman ended his 22-year reign as the head coach of the Gunners at the end of last season following series of poor result in all competitions.

His side crashed out of the Europa League last term at the semifinal stage after losing to eventual winners Atletico Madrid on two legs.

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In spite of winning three Premier Leagues and seven FA Cup titles with the Emirates Stadium outfit, Wenger admits he should have stepped down when the ovation was its loudest.

When asked about his biggest mistake, Wenger told RTL: "Perhaps staying at the same club for 22 years.

"I'm someone who likes to move around a lot, but I also like a challenge. I've been a prisoner of my own challenge at times."

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Wenger revealed that he wanted to make Arsenal play enterprising football, but the longer he stayed, the more antodotes other managers developed for his tactics.

During his reign at the north London club, players like Patrick Vieira, Denis Bergkamp, Robert Pires, Cesc Fabregas and, of course, Thierry Henry all thrived under his tutelage.

Asked about his footballing fantasy, Wenger added: "I don't really have one, maybe the team playing with the harmonious excellence all teams sometimes reach but for a full game.

"Everyone playing on the exact same wavelength for a whole match, it's so rare.

"These moments make a job worth suffering."

Wenger also admitted he has to keep up his running because he loves a trip to a French patisserie - and that if he were president of France, he would introduce compulsory football to every school.

Not that the new world champions seem to be doing badly on that front.

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The Frenchman had been at the North London club since 1996 and has won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups.

His side's incredible undefeated season will remain one of the greatest achievements in Premier League history, while the Gunners managed to break Manchester United's dominance in the late 90s and early 2000s.

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