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Arsene Wenger claims he’s rejected some of the world’s best teams to ‘respect Arsenal contract’

Wenger claims he's had multiple chances to leave the Emirates over the years

It’s fair to say that Arsene Wenger isn’t particularly popular with Arsenal fans these days. 

The Frenchman, who’s been at the club since 1996, has come under fire more times than not by supporters, which has partly been fuelled by the rise of ArsenalFanTV.

The Gunners have experienced yet another poor season so far and it’s looking increasingly likely that they’ll miss out on the Champions League for the second consecutive year.

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However, Wenger has hit back at his critics, claiming he’s had numerous opportunities to leave the London club over the years, but has stayed loyal.

It’s been a rough few years for Wenger

It’s been a rough few years for Wenger

Speaking in the aftermath of their 3-0 win over Ostersunds in the Europa League, he said: “I have always respected my contracts.

“I would like to remind you that I have said ‘no’ to some of the best teams in the world to respect my contract, and that is what I am going to try to do now.

“We all know that we are in a job in which the future is complicated and unpredictable, but, for me, everything is focused on winning the next game.

“We have to improve in each match and show that we are competitively hungry until the end of the year.”

It was defeat to Spurs at the weekend

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It was defeat to Spurs at the weekend

Arsenal are currently in sixth-place in the Premier League, eight points away from the top four, following their defeat to bitter rivals Spurs last weekend.

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