Wenger reveals he has not watched any Arsenal match since he stepped down

Wenger reveals he has not watched any Arsenal match since he stepped down

- Ex-Gunners boss Wenger says he has kept off from watching Arsenal since he stepped down in May

- He managed the north London club for 22 years before parting ways with the club at the end of last season

- The Frenchman won three Premier League titles for the club but his last days at the club were without silverware

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not watched any of the Gunners games since he left the club at the end of last season.

The French tactician ended his 22 year reign at the Emirates Stadium outfit winning three Premier Leagues and seven FA Cup titles.

He claimed sometime after the season that he was forced out of job by some quarters in the club following their failure to nick Champions League spots for the second time on a row.

Wenger oversaw 1,228 of the Gunners games in a row, and more than 110,000 minutes, during his stay at the club.

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SunSport reports that Arsenal fan Niall Moran was said to have me with the former Gunners boss on Monday night during the Best Fifa Football Awards.

An event that saw Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric crowned the world best player.

During their meeting, club Mr Moran asked Wenger - who has no role at the club anymore - what he thought of the new signings that had arrived at the Emirates in the summer.

He was shocked when Wenger told him he had not watched any of Arsenal's games.

Mr Moran, who had sneaked into a backstage area at the awards with the help of former Chelsea ace Didier Drogba, said: "I had to act like I fit in at the event.

"I was speaking to Arsene Wenger and I asked him what he thought about the new signings at Arsenal so far.

"He told me he did not really know about them and he has not watched any Arsenal games this season; he said he has been travelling and painting.

"He also said he had been relaxing in France and that the weather was beautiful.

"Because I was trying to fit in, I couldn't really ask him why he hadn't been watching Arsenal's games."

Meanwhile, some Arsenal players have been throwing jibes at their former boss lately - claiming the French man was more concerned about playing style than winning games.

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Goalkeeper Petr Cech, 36, slammed his former boss this week, claiming Arsenal had fallen short because of Wenger's obsession with the style of play and not with winning.

Unai Emery's men got their season off to a losing start following their defeats to champions Manchetser City and Chelsea in the first two games.

However, they have are now on a six game winning streak under ex-Sevilla and PSG boss Emery.

Arsenal brought in five new signings in the summer, with midfielders Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira, goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defenders Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner all arriving.

He added that the Frenchman had not been demanding enough on his players.

Lifelong Gunners fan Mr Moran revealed he had also met new boss Emery at the glitzy Fifa bash on Monday night at London's Royal Festival Hall.

He said: "I told Unai Emery to win the Champions League for me this year, he was a really nice bloke and told me he would."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Arsenal defeated Championship side Brentford 3-1 at the Emirates stadium to progress to the fourth round of the competition.

Danny Welbeck's brace and one goal from Alexandre Lacazette powered the Gunners to a convincing win over the visitors at the third round stage of the cup competition.

Meanwhile, Alan Judge's goal was a mere consolation for the lower league side as they crashed out of the championship on Wednesday, September 26.

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Source: Legit.ng

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