Arsene Wenger reveals ‘impatience’ forces him out of Arsenal
Winning the Europa League wouldn’t have saved his job.
Arsene Wenger says even winning the Europa League would not have saved him as he believes impatience within Arsenal cost him his job.
Wenger, 68, left his post at the Emirates Stadium after 22 years in charge earlier this month, bringing the curtain down on one of football’s greatest managerial reigns.
Wenger told Bein Sports: ‘We sat together and thought that would be better, to have somebody that comes in that has credit and patience.
‘There’s a great spirit in the team, it was a pleasure to work with them, there’s great potential in the team, somebody coming in and having time will fight for the championship.
‘You felt always there was an impatience there, no forgiveness anymore. When you’re such a long time there there’s impatience. We were used to always huge success but nothing was good enough anymore.
‘Even this season we played in the League Cup final, the semi-final of the Europa League and didn’t deserve to go out. Even if we had won the Europa League I could feel there was an impatience that was definite.’
Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as Wenger successor as the Spaniard has held talks with the club’s hierarchy who were hugely impressed with his plans for the club.