And despite heading into his 22nd year as Arsenal boss after arriving in north London back in 1996, Wenger insists he remains addicted to the job.
"It's a drug that gives you highs and - naturally - brings you back down again, but you want to come back into it all the same," he told SFR Sport.
"Even if the pressure weighs heavily on you sometimes... the worst pressure is not to have any at all. Life can seem very empty.
"I have a load of friends who say, 'I'm stopping, I'm stopping, I'm stopping,' but they all come back.
"Even those who said, "Believe me, I won't come back" like [Fabio] Capello and [Marcello] Lippi, they have all gone off to China to coach again despite having been comfortable on their yachts by the sea. It's a real addiction, a real drug, you can't do without it."