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Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger: Maybe I should've left with Dein?

Arsene Wenger admits he seriously considered leaving Arsenal when vice-chairman David Dein departed.

Wenger left the Gunners after 22 years as manager in 2019.

He told the Daily Mail: "Maybe when David Dein was sacked in 2007 that was the moment when I could have said bye-bye. I felt torn between my loyalty to the club and my loyalty to David.

"He asked me to stay but at first I didn't feel comfortable with the idea. I didn't understand why he had to go. But I knew as well that the club was going into a new stadium, the most sensitive period of its lifetime.

"I could have really hurt Arsenal had I left then. And I did have options. Real Madrid twice, Paris Saint-Germain two or three times, England two or three times. It was difficult."

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