Arsene Wenger
Wenger signed a new three-year deal in May last year.Getty Images

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits he would have considered leaving the club at the end of last season had the Gunners not won the FA Cup.

The north Londoners claimed their first major trophy in nine seasons after a 3-2 win over Hull City at Wembley, with Aaron Ramsey scoring the winner in extra time.

Wenger's future at Arsenal was the subject of intense speculation throughout last season, with the announcement regarding a new contract continually suffering delays, until he finally penned a new three-year deal until May 2017.

The 65-year-old had indicated that the delay to committing his future at Arsenal was down to having not made a decision whether he would stay on at the Emirates Stadium.

Asked whether defeat to Hull would have led to his departure, Wenger told beIN Sports: "Maybe. I have the luck. I've won it five times with Arsenal. I know how big it is and how important it is but it is one game.

"On the other hand, you have to be serious when you've been at the club for 17 or 18 years. We should not, just on one game, a cup final, consider to be leaving for that but it's what people want.

"We are in a job where we have to accept that we are on a permanent tribunal now and on every single game you are judged and you have to accept it and live with it but still, you know what is great in our job?

"You have to believe in what is great in our game and the values that football can carry and the pleasure that we can give to people through the game and we have to focus on that. It's still a great day and a moment that you can enjoy together and it has to be like that."