Arsene Wenger to take four weeks off before deciding next move

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Arsene Wenger says why he turned down Manchester United in 2002 and it was his because of his love for Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger has revealed he will take a month off at the end of the season before making a decision on his next career move.

It was announced last week that the Frenchman's 22-year reign as Arsenal boss will come to an end this summer, but it has not been confirmed if he plans to retire, to look for a manager's job elsewhere or to take another role in football.

And Wenger has exclusively told Soccer Saturday that he has not decided what his next step will be - and he will take a few weeks away from football to get some perspective before deciding.

"Once I've finished honestly I don't know," Wenger said. "I have decided to take a little distance for four or five weeks before I make a decision.

"I need to move away a little bit to take perspective on my situation and analyse it in the most objective way possible, even if it is not easy.

"I will then decide where I go from there."

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Wenger travels to Manchester United for the final time on Sunday afternoon in a game which will be shown live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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And he admits winding down his career at Arsenal is proving to be an emotional experience.

He said: "It is strange for me because for 22 years I have had 1,200 games or something like that for Arsenal Football Club.

"It's not 50, it's 1,200 and every time you prepare the team you are tense. It's a complete part of your life, it's more than part of your life, it is your life.

"Arsenal was my life and so of course it is special."

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