In an interview with the Four Four Two magazine, Wenger admits there will always be a sense of what might have been if the club had been able to retain their talent. “My regret is that we already had a great team two or three years ago which could compete on four fronts,” Wenger said.
“We just missed out in the Champions League against Barcelona and then we just missed out on the Premier League too. But you could feel the potential was there, and I thought, ‘Okay, let’s do this together’. Then the team split up, sometimes after five or six years’ work, it is frustrating, you have to start all over again,” he said.