Arsene Wenger has revealed being the manager of Arsenal is tedious amidst rumors regarding his future at the club.
The Frenchman has been continually criticized for his team’s lack-lustre performances in recent seasons and their lack of trophies in the last decade. Wenger has stalled on renewing his contract at the Emirates, with suggestions that he might leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Arsene Wenger during his press conference, revealed managing Arsenal could be aggravating, he said: ‘I am a specialist in masochism!. It’s very demanding and it’s a sacrifice of your life. You have nothing else happening in your life. Basically you get 90 per cent aggravation and 10 per cent top satisfaction and you have to give everything in your life for that. You have to be ready for it.
‘That’s what I always say to all the young people who want to go into this job. “Are you ready to sacrifice your life?” It’s like a priest. You’re a football priest.’
‘I believe [my career has] allowed me to get to the next level as a human being, to develop my strengths in what makes a human being great as well,’ said the 67-year-old.
‘To get the best out of people, that is absolutely fantastic. And of course you have disappointments, with people, with results. But it is as well a fantastic opportunity in life to go for what is really great in human beings, to get yourself to the next level, to improve, to invent yourself, to push your limits further up and not to have an average life.
‘And on that front it is very interesting, it is very demanding, but as well very interesting if you really face the challenge. By accepting as well, facing the reality, in an objective way, about what you have to do to get better.’