Arsene Wenger's career at Arsenal will come to an end after 22-year of stay in charge at the end of the season, the 68-year old announced on last week' Friday, April 20.
"After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season,”
Wenger said in a statement posted on the club’s website.
“I am grateful for having had the privilege to serve the club for so many memorable years."
Video: Arsene Wenger announced his Arsenal departure on April 20, 2018
Nearly a week after his announcement, he gave a hit that the moment he steps out of the gunner's field, it wouldn't mean that his love for the game is over. Wenger hinted he may manage a football team elsewhere next season, admitting he hopes to manage in the European competitions again.
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Speaking during a pre-match conference, Wenger spoke about whether he will miss managing once he leaves the club, hoping these next few games won't be his last in a European competition.
"I hope these are not my last European cup games – my target is to play in Europe again,"
Wenger said, as quoted in the United Kingdom's Magazine, FourFourTwo.
"[But] I've had no break [from football management] for 35 years. You can look around, and that doesn't exist. I don't know now how addicted I am. I am like a guy who plays Russian roulette every week and suddenly has no gun. I will see how much I miss that gun."
"When I started at 33, I thought I would never survive in this job, but you learn to dominate your emotions. You are never sure if you do the right thing. It will be surreal when I don't work. At the moment I work. At the moment, I'm not ready to commit to anything else but Arsenal."
The Frenchman added he will be in support of the team and has faith in the team to compete for a first Premier League title since 2004 if they just make two or three potential signings.
"I wish that all goes well [for the new man]. You do not give 22 years of your life for something, go away and want things to collapse. Maybe when you have a big ego at 40, you think the world cannot live without you. At my age, you understand the world continues and you wish that it continues better."
"This team has quality. Two years ago, we finished second [in the Premier League]. Last year, we had 75 points and won the FA Cup and Charity Shield. We reached the final of the League Cup and a European semi-final. I am convinced with two or three additions this team has the quality to fight for the championship. You will not be short of candidates."