Wenger focused on the ‘here and now’

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed his main priority is to bring success to the current Gunners side, and says the way his legacy is remembered after is nothing more than a fleeting thought.

"My worry is to do as well as I can with the team and get them to play decent football so that the people who come and pay for their tickets are not bored.

“[The way I am remembered] is not my concern," he said.

In 15 glorious years, the philosophical Frenchman has transformed the North London club and laid the foundations for long-term success.

Having built an exciting young side capable of challenging for trophies, as well as overseeing the club's historical move from Highbury to the Emirates.


Wenger was also instrumental in Arsenal's title winning season, where his 'invincibles' went the entire league campaign undefeated.

His cautious approach to identify, scout, and then nurture some of the world's brightest young footballing talents, and over time developing them into leading Barclays Premier League stars has come into criticism in recent years.

Particularly with the increasing 'gung-ho' mentality of many of the Gunners' domestic rivals, which has seen them come into contention to challenge Arsenal for major honours.

And as their six-year barren spell without a trophy continues to overshadow the marvellous job that Wenger has done, the Gunners chief was quick to point out the positives of his side's attractive style of play.

"I have watched a lot of games in my life and I think we have a clear conscience.

"We do not try to cheat our people, we do not always manage to but we try to give them something for the money they spend.

"We always have that ambition and if we do not have that ambition to do it, we are sorry. [But] we have that ambition."

The Gunners remain well and truly in the race for the title, with a game in hand over, and a fixture against current leaders Manchester United to follow.

Arsenal fans will be hoping that Wenger and his young guns will be rewarded for all their hard work, and that success is on its way, here and now.

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