Wenger - My vision has always been the same
By Joe Brewin
He may well have been in the Arsenal hot seat for 15 years but Arsène Wenger insists his vision for the Club is no different to the day he arrived.
The Frenchman celebrated another milestone in charge of the Gunners on Friday ahead of this weekend's crucial North London derby against Tottenham.
A lot has changed in the game since Wenger's arrival in 1996 but to him the goal has always been the same – to make Arsenal great.
"The vision is to make this Club the best in the world, it is as simple as that,」 he said.
「It is to carry through the values we thinkare important in the game.
「I'm very proud of the values I defend in the gameand we will try to continue to do that."
So does Wenger believe he can still achieve that?
"In my life I hope I will, he replied.
「You may say to me I have to live very long, I don't know.
「I want to try to give my best because only the best is acceptable and if I don't manage to do it I am very sad like when we had a bad start to the season.
「It is uncomfortable but we keep going."
『I've been very lucky to spend 15 years here'
By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger believes he has been 「very lucky」to have spent the last 15 years in charge of Arsenal.
Last week the Frenchman conceded he was not one for anniversary celebrations but ahead of the North London derby he took time to briefly reflect on his Gunners career so far.
「First of all I think I have been very lucky to spend 15 years at this Club, that's how I really feel,」 said Wenger.
「For the rest I live in the present and the future so I hate to look back.
「I use the history to improve, that's what I want to do. I am grateful and lucky to have spent so much time at this Club and I will try to do my best in the next game.」
Wenger has overseen a major transition since arriving at the Club in 1996, transforming the Gunners into one of the major forces in English football.
But despite four FA Cups and three Premier League titles Wenger says he had no idea how long he would last in the job.
"One week, two weeks if I was lucky,」 he joked.
「I didn't know. I was in exactly the same frame of mind as I am now.
I try to do well and see if it works or not, see if I'm rejected or not, if I can win or not.
It's like any manager when you go in somewhere."
Keep the faith and trust Arsene Wenger.