I regret neglecting my family while at Arsenal – Wenger

Ex-Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, says he regrets neglecting lots of people during his 22-year reign at the Emirates.

Wenger split with wife Annie in 2015 after just five years.

According to reports, their affair crashed due to the Frenchman’s extreme commitment to his career more than family.

“I’ve neglected a lot of people,” Wenger said in a radio interview on French station RTL’s programme ‘What If’.

“I’ve neglected my family, I’ve neglected many close ones. Deep down though, the obsessed man is selfish in his pursuit of what he loves. He ignores a lot of other things. But it’s a bone to chase at the same time.

“Often, I’m asked if Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira will be good managers and I always answer yes.

“They have all the qualities; they’re intelligent, they know football, they have the excellent skillset, but do they want to sacrifice what needs to be sacrificed? It’s an obsession which bounces around your head day and night.”