With reports suggesting that Thomas Tuchel has agreed on a deal to take over at Arsenal next season, Arsene Wenger has suggested that he has become a victim of ‘age discrimination’ at the Emirates.
At 68-years of age, Arsene Wenger is now the longest-serving manager in Premier League history. However, despite his impressive legacy, the calls for the Frenchman to hang up his managerial gloves have reached riotous levels in recent months.
Arsenal finished outside of the top four for the first time in Wenger’s career with the club last season and, with the Gunners now 13 points off a Champions League spot, that irregularity is set to repeat itself this year.
However, despite the growing calls for the ‘Professor’ to resign, Wenger seems to resent the suggestion that he should walk off into the sunset, even suggesting that his age is playing a major part in the campaigns against him.
Look, when you age… you focus on doing well for your club and ignore all the rest.
The older you get, the more it becomes age discrimination. I accept if the results are not good enough then you have to take the consequences.
But overall that perpetual thing how long you been at a club, how old you are, I find that a bit difficult to take. But all the rest i have to accept because I am in a public job and have to make results and I accept I will be judged on results.
Check out the Arsenal manager speaking to BeIn Sports in the clip below.
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