After growing frustration at the end of last season, and a sizeable and vocal group of fans demanding 'Wenger Out’.
Arsene Wenger has revealed that he thought about walking away from Arsenal.
The Gunners missed out on Champions League qualification, that was the catalyst for fans to demand a change from the top down.
The board though refused to give in to mounting pressure to axe the Frenchman and instead rewarded his failure with a new a two-year contract this summer.
Wenger though says he thought long and hard before committing to the club:
“Yes, I hesitated over signing an extension for personal reasons”, the Gunners boss told Telefoot.
"I have been here for 20 years and you wonder all the time, can you still take the team to the next level?
“You wonder if you should go on managing the club, also because last season we struggled a lot."
Arsenal have had a poor start to the new Premier League season, losing two of their first three matches, including a humbling 4-0 loss at the hands of Liverpool at Anfield.
Wenger remains defiant despite their poor start to the season:
"It is a very difficult start to the season," he conceded.
"We began by winning at home [4-3 over Leicester City] with a good performance, the second we lost [1-0 to Stoke] where we were quite good, but wasteful, and the third was a catastrophic performance.
"But in spite of that the team has real potential, we have to start again as always in moments of crisis and win our next game."
Asked if Arsenal can still win the Premier League this season, Wenger simply responded: "Yes."