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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal's 2014 FA Cup triumph prevented him from quitting

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Arsene Wenger celebrating Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph in 2014

Arsene Wenger spoke about the importance of FA Cup in his career. The Frenchman who is synonymous with Arsenal and beautiful football was under a lot of pressure in 2014. The Gunners had suffered a long trophy drought extending to 2005 and there was intense pressure on Arsene Wenger to win the final.

The final was anything but straightforward as Arsenal had to fight from 2-0 down to win the famous old trophy. The Frenchman revealed some of the pressure he felt on that day.

Wenger, who faces Hull in the FA Cup for the third year running, said: “If we had lost it, I don’t know. Honestly, I don’t know.

"Usually I respect my contracts and I fight for everything. I think as well to say to you that 17 years at a club depend on one cup final… so it’s better you don’t go to the final then. You don’t have that problem.

“But it would have been a problem had we not won, because it would have been a massive disappointment for everybody.

"It would have been difficult. But we won."

Arsene Wenger wary of China’s spending power

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has said that the European Leagues should be wary of the spending power of teams in the Chinese Super League. When asked whether teams across Europe should be worried, Wenger was quoted as saying:

"Yes, of course.”

"China looks to have the financial power to move the whole league of Europe to China." However, he did also wonder whether the Chinese clubs would be able to sustain such incredible expenditure.

"Will they sustain their desire to do it?" he asked. "Let's remember, Japan started to do it a few years ago but slowed down.”

"I don't know how deep the desire in China is. If it is a very strong political desire, we should worry."

Arsene Wenger will be hoping to win the Premier League title in what is turning out to be one of the most unpredictable title races in recent times.

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