Arsene Wenger says he’s turned down Premier League jobs because he’s too much of an Arsenal man to manage another club.
The former boss was speaking ahead of an event last night where he got to meet James from Gunnerblog and also pick up an award from Legends of Football. He was honoured by former players such as Lauren, Sol Campbell, Lee Dixon and others at a gala event in London.
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In an interview with beIN Sport this week, he said of his reluctance to take another job in England, “I’m an Arsenal man and after that I’m a professional. I can’t stop working.
‘I decided to move out of the Premier League because I am too linked with Arsenal. I had opportunities to work in England but I turned them down.”
As for which particular clubs, he continued, “I don’t want to tell you, because there are people in charge and it would unfair to them.”
Wenger was also asked about his successor at Arsenal, Unai Emery, who has guided the team to third place in the league so far, but whose football remains unconvincing at times.
“I’m not here to judge coaches,” he said. “I am a supporter of Arsenal Football Club, so I just support him and hope he can win games and plays a type of game that I like.
“A club like Arsenal is a huge responsibility and one of those responsibilities is to play attractive football.
“After that I think the most important is to support the team, support the club and win the games.”