Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that watching his side lose a game of football feels like death to him, and his insists that the moment you lose that feeling is the moment you've fallen out of love with the professional game.

The Arsenal boss is currently with his players on a pre-season tour of the Far East and are currently in Vietnam after spending the opening stages in Indonesia, where they beat an XI 7-0 in their first pre-season friendly, thanks to goals from Theo Walcott, Lukas Podolski, Chuba Akpom, Kris Olsson, Thomas Eisfeld and an Olivier Giroud brace.

The Frenchman will be entering his 18th successive campaign in charge of Arsenal, and because of Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement, Wenger is now the longest-serving manager in English football - and he believes the main reason for his long stay is because of his passion towards the game.

"The best moments are every important game you win and the worst moment is every defeat," he told reporters. "Basically, because I experience every defeat like a death.

"Defeat has to hurt you very much to survive in this job because you learn a lot about yourself. Every defeat is terrible in our job."

Wenger, 63, has also revealed that he has no plans of retirement just yet, and despite his old rivalry with Ferguson, he admits that English football will miss the ex-United boss.

"When will I retire? I don't know exactly when I will die so it's very difficult to give you that answer," he added. "Ferguson's retirement has created a void, a huge personality has retired - but Manchester United have taken a manager who has experience in the Premier League in David Moyes and he will certainly do a good job.

"They have kept the team together so that gives them the stability to get through."

 

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