ARSENE WENGER has admitted he felt a “bit lost” after his exit from Arsenal in May.
He told beIN Sports : “I was a bit lost because you have time in front of you, which was never the case before.
“You always have a problem to sort out and when you have sorted it, there is another one coming straight away.
“The next game is always a target in your life. It’s very difficult, but I took it as a challenge.
“I don’t feel retired at all, I’m basically a competitor.
“The problem is that people want to put you always in cases; ‘retired’ or ‘finished’.”
However, Wenger – who turned down the chance to take over struggling Fulham – did concede there are things that he doesn’t miss about the modern game.
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He added: “As long as you have an appetite for life, you always want to be useful and do something which is useful.
“There are many things I don’t miss at all, like all the stuff around the game you have to deal with nowadays.
“But the day, the competition, the achievement that you can do it together – far outweighs that.
“You share emotions, share competitions, ups and downs – you miss that.
“The big advantage I ever had – in the game 35 years without stopping – is sharing what I know with other people.
“If you don’t do that, life is a bit useless. If you cannot share what you’ve accumulated or, at least, try to give some of it to other people, everything you’ve done looks useless.”
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