Wenger: I sit at home and sulk when Arsenal lose

The 65-year-old revealed he is tough on himself when the Gunners slip to defeat, often staying in “quarantine” in his house for days


Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he just sits around and sulks at his home for days after a defeat.

Wenger faced criticism from supporters before ending a nine-year trophy wait last season, with former player Emmanuel Petit last week admitting the club has been left disappointed “year after year”.

Arsenal have impressed lately in the league but were dumped out of the Champions League by Monaco, and Wenger revealed he is his harshest critic with tough defeats affecting his home life for days.

“I never go out after we lose, I just sit at home miserably and think about why we lost,” Wenger told Arsenal magazine, as quoted by the Sunday Mirror.

“I’ve had periods where I’ve stayed at home for two or three days. If we have not got a game for a while, and we have lost, there are times when I have not gone out for days.

“It really hurts. If it does not, you will never survive in the game.

“People who live around you suffer with you, so the only thing I can do is try to get out of other people’s way.

“I try to be like a dog who is sick – I go away into quarantine and come back when I’m cured!”

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