Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was reportedly close to leaving the club at the back-end of last season when his contract was expiring.
Arsene Wenger was a man under pressure, and his decision to renew his contract at the Emirates arguably came down to the Gunners’ FA Cup final tie against fellow Premier League opposition Hull City.
Despite being 2-0 down early into the match, Arsenal fought back to win 3-2 and end their nine-year trophy drought – a moment of utter relief for the French coach.
Now, after reflecting on the past few months and how things have turned out ahead of the new season, Wenger revealed that the perception of doing a good job is what drives him on.
"I always said the same thing to you, that I wanted to think I had done well for the club. My motivation was never at stake and I never questioned that. Did I want to go somewhere else? Never. I always wanted to stay.” He said, quoted by the Mirror.
“But I needed to feel, as well, that I had done a good job and of course the fact we couldn’t win was going on in my mind. It was important for me to feel I have done a decent job.”
Wenger's big task over the next three years is to now challenge for more trophies and end their 10-year Premier League title drought.
With a number of players such as Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and new signing Alexis Sanchez all approaching their best years, then it may not be too long before the title heads back to North London.