Why I snubbed offers from Real Madrid – Wenger
Arsene Wenger has revealed why he snubbed offers from Real Madrid during his time as Arsenal manager.
According to Wenger, he turned down numerous approach by Real Madrid because Arsenal allowed him to manage the club in his own style.
Wenger retired from Arsenal in May 2018 after spending 21 years in charge of the North London club.
“Regret is that maybe I sacrificed a little bit the winning potential against the loyalty potential,” Wenger told beIN Sport.
“Or the desire to build up the club and the influence I had on the club.
“To build up the club when we built the stadium, against the fact that I could have won more by going somewhere else and being less limited financially.
“At the end of the day, I’m happy to do what I did.
“I thought from a very young age I want to work the way I like to work.
“Sometimes today I weigh up a little bit ‘have I done well or not?’.
“But I felt that I was in a club [Arsenal] where I met my needs the way I wanted to work.
“Why change that and maybe be in a bit more glorious situation but less happy situation, where I had less influence on the club [Real Madrid]?
“So I decided that I keep trying to experience my love story [at Arsenal]”, Wenger said.