Arsene Wenger – I Was Unfairly Criticized By Arsenal Fans
After three Premier League titles, seven FA Cups, a Champions League final appearance, and a new stadium, he left Arsenal in 2018.
However, with the club unable to mount a genuine title push after moving to the Emirates from Highbury in 2006, fans began to chant ‘Wenger out’ on a regular basis in his final few seasons.
Arsenal has had to settle with Europa League football since Wenger’s departure, and finished ninth last season, their worst league season in 25 years.
Wenger said in his recent memoirs that leaving Arsenal was a “very lonely, very difficult” experience, but he insists that every move he made was in the best interests of the club.
Speaking to The Telegraph, Arsene Wenger said: “I think people are quite harsh about the last years.
“In 2016 we finished second in the league. Leicester won but other teams were behind Leicester as well, and Leicester only lost three games. In 2017 we did not qualify for the top four for the first time in 20 years but we got 75 points.
“People don’t realise. We won the [FA] cup against Chelsea who had just won the championship and had the chance of winning the double.
“And after, in 2018, we lost the League Cup final against (Manchester) City, we lost in the semi-final of the Europa League against Atletico Madrid but by just one goal.”
“But look, I gave the best years of my career to develop what I think is important – the stadium and pay it back and put the club in a position where it was capable of facing the future and had the potential to do well.
“At the end of the day, above all, we won and what I am most proud about is putting the club in that position.”
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