Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he puts himself into quarantine and becomes like “a dog who is sick” when the Gunners lose a match, according to the Daily Mail.
The north London side are currently third in the Premier League, six points clear of fifth placed Liverpool having won all six matches in March, as they look set for another season playing Champions League football.
The 65-year-old Frenchman, who has been in charge at Arsenal since 1996, claims that, even after 19 years, if his side are defeated he will go into isolation mode, to prevent his bad mode affecting anyone else.
He said, “I never go out after we lose, I just sit at home miserably and think about why we lost.
“I’ve had periods where I’ve stayed at home for two or three days. If we have not got a game for a while, and we have lost, there are times when I have not gone out for days.
“It really hurts. If it does not, you will never survive in the game.”
Judging by what he said, Wenger’s passion still clearly burns brighter than ever, as he continued, “People who live around you suffer with you, so the only thing I can do is try to get out of other people’s way.
“I try to be like a dog who is sick – I go away into quarantine and come back when I’m cured!”
Wenger will hope his squad can match his passion and continue their recent fine form after the international break against Liverpool at Anfield, a crucial game in the race for a Champions League spot.