Arsene Wenger admits he won't know what to do when he retires

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After almost 20 years at Arsenal, you'd have thought nothing would phase Arsene Wenger anymore.

Amidst the current hostility from much of the Emirates faithful towards the Frenchman, it's easy to forget that he was the man who steered them to three Premier Leagues and six FA Cups. 

It's no wonder that Wenger has such an attachment to the club, though he is being widely tipped to leave at the end of the season when his contract expires. 


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Yet, he risks infuriating those Arsenal fans who want to see the back of him by admitting he is "scared" to leave because he won't know what to do with himself. 

Speaking in the book 'Game Changers: Inside English Football' by former Premier League manager Alan Curbishley - in an interview brought to our attention via the Mirror - Wenger admitted the one reason why he is reluctant to go. 

“It’s been my life, and honestly, I’m quite scared of the day," he said. 

Wenger's still addicted 

"Because the longer I wait, the more difficult it will be to lose the addiction."

Sir Alex Ferguson, who was at Manchester United for over 26 years, famously had the same concerns, but he has kept one foot in the game with a continued presence at Old Trafford, so it's possible Wenger will do the same in north London. 

In fact, Le Professeur has already spoken to the former United boss about life after football. 

“After Alex retired and we played them over there he sent a message to me to come up and have a drink with him," he said. 

“I asked: ‘Did you miss it?’ He said: ‘Not at all.’ I didn’t understand that. It’s an emptiness in your life, especially when you’ve lived your whole life waiting for the next game and trying to win it."

Should Arsene Wenger leave Arsenal? Who would you like to replace him? Have your say in the comments. 

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