Wenger came close to leaving for another club in summer

Date published: Monday 4th September 2017 8:50

Arsene Wenger has admitted he considered leaving Arsenal “for personal reasons” this summer before signing a two-year contract extension.

Wenger found himself under increasing pressure last season as Arsenal failed to secure Champions League football and speculation was rife that the Frenchman’s 21-year reign in charge might be coming to an end.

After months of debate and questions about his future, the 67-year-old finally committed himself to the club for another two years in May – but he has revealed it was not a straightforward decision.

“Yes, I hesitated to extend for personal reasons,” he told French television station Telefoot, as reported by the Times.

“I’ve been at Arsenal for 20 years, and I’m wondering if I should continue to lead the club. We went quite badly during the season.

“And also because we struggled a lot last season. Coaching a different club would be possible.

“There have been contacts with PSG.”

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