Arsene Wenger may have just turned 60, but the desire to drive his young Arsenal side on to bigger and better things burns as fierce as ever.
The Gunners head to struggling West Ham on Sunday looking to extend a run of four successive Barclays Premier League victories. They are unbeaten over the last eight in all competitions. Conceding a stoppage-time equaliser to AZ Alkmaar in the midweek Champions League game somewhat dampened the birthday spirit, but French coach Wenger remains fully focused on the task ahead.
"There is nothing to celebrate," insisted the Arsenal manager. "On Thursday, I was at the AGM like everybody. We have to prepare for the West Ham game, and after we go to the next game."
He added: "It is as simple as that.
"Who can predict how long you will be available in any job? Nobody knows.
"I want to give my energy to win the next game."
Wenger, who last won the Premier League title with his 'Invincibles' side of 2003/2004, added: "Am I happy with all that I have achieved? Certainly not. I expect always more and you can never be completely happy with what you do.
"I have helped to develop the club and gave some great moments of happiness to people who love football and to our fans as well.
"I have had a positive influence on the career of the players and have respected my duties of this club.
"The only credit that I give to myself is that I work very hard my whole career and always try to improve. You always think you could have achieved more and make better decisions."
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