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Blackburn's Bentley: I almost quit game at Arsenal

Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Bentley admits he considered quitting the game while he was with Arsenal.

"When I was at Arsenal I lost my love for the game. I sat down one day and thought: 'I go to work, yet I don't want to'," he told the News of the World. "I didn't want to train every day and I didn't like football.

"I got to that point where I thought I would have to go somewhere else for a new challenge so I could become a better player.

"I wasn't playing games at Arsenal and I wasn't enjoying the day-to-day banter and the environment I was in.

"When you you're not enjoying yourself it doesn't matter whether you are at a top club or not. If you don't enjoy your time, what's the point?

"It crossed my mind that football might not be for me. I thought about what I really wanted to do.

"It was more about finding another club to re-discover my hunger and I have found that at Blackburn.

"I've found that love of the game again."

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