Arsene Wenger finally banished the notion that he would have quit as Arsenal manager if his side had lost last season’s FA Cup final.
Wenger was stalling on signing a new three-year contract at the Emirates at the back end of last season and has dodged attempts by reporters in recent months to clarify whether he would have resigned from the post he has held since 1996 if his Arsenal team had lost to Hull at Wembley.
But as the Frenchman said he has insisted he would not have ended his reign at Arsenal if his side’s nine-year trophy drought was extended.
When asked if he would have considered walking away from Arsenal if his team had lost their final game of last season he responded.
“To walk where? Walk away? No. Look, I have just won my 600th game out of 1000. That means I have won 60 percent of the games.
“After 18 years, it would not be serious to walk away for losing one game. I do my job as well as I can and I respect my contracts always.” he added.
The Gunners boss hopes that the memories of their FA Cup win will inspire his players, as they will try to defend their title this year.