Arsene Wenger surpassed his 21 year anniversary this week, but didn’t want to talk too heavily about his achievement, but claims that he has always stayed focussed amidst his toughest times at Arsenal.
The Frenchman enjoyed his anniversary with a nice 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend, but didn’t want to talk about his past achievements when prompted.
“I wouldn’t like too much to reflect on that,” Wenger said. “I kept my focus on my job, always under good and bad circumstances.
“When you are 21 years somewhere, you know you have good and bad moments. Nobody can make 21 years and only fly, so what I love in the game is to deal with bad moments and find the response.
“I knew that after the game at Liverpool everybody did write us off, I knew that it just depends on us how much we respond.
“Nothing is permanent, you are not bad in a permanent way if you can do something about it and you’re not good in a permanent way if you don’t keep your urgency, so we responded in a united way and we could put some wins together and some good performances as well.”
The 67 year-old was then asked whether he had seen enough from his team warrant a worthy title challenger at present, which again he played down.
“It’s very early, seven games played, 31 to go,” said the Frenchman. “Last year after six games, Manchester City was top with 18 points [and ended the season in third place], so let’s not go to pick conclusions. They played outstanding on Saturday but it’s a long way to go.”
Is Wenger no longer upbeat about all he has done for Arsenal Football Club? Should he be more happy when talking about his past time here and his achievements? Have our fans ruined the occasion for him?