Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger reveals satisfaction when Watford wrecked Liverpool’s unbeaten season

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Wenger was pleased to keep his record (Picture: Getty)

Arsene Wenger has admitted he was pleased to see Watford beat Liverpool and end the Reds’ hopes of matching Arsenal’s Invincibles season.

Arsenal went an entire Premier League campaign undefeated and Liverpool were on track to match the achievement when they took on relegation-battlers Watford at Vicarage Road at the end of February.

The Hornets produced a stunning 3-0 victory become the first side to beat Liverpool in the league and Jurgen Klopp’s players were left scratching their heads at the heavy defeat.

Wenger created Arsenal’s Invincibles squad and the Frenchman conceded he was happy to see Klopp’s side stopped in their tracks.

‘Yes, it was a form of satisfaction [to see Liverpool lose],’ Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

‘We always like to be the only ones to achieve something. They (Liverpool) could really go all the way.

‘But it shows that it’s difficult to repeat this feat. Anyway, that day, I had a lot of messages from Arsenal supporters.’

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Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by Watford (Picture: Getty)

Wenger left Arsenal in 2018 after 22 years at the club as their head coach and he has since taken up a role at FIFA.

The 70-year-old had intended to continue coaching, but Wenger revealed he did not expect to ever return to the Emirates – not even to watch a game.

‘Would I return to the Emirates Stadium? I always said to myself that I would be leaving Arsenal completely. That’s the decision I made,’ he told beIN Sports.

‘I managed the club for 1,235 games, I’ve had good and bad times there, but we always tried to defend the club’s values. And I think we managed to do it.’

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