Arsene Wenger addressed the media ahead of his side's trip to Swansea City.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger has said he would love to stay at the club for life, saying it would make him ‘immortal.’
The Arsenal boss says he is honoured to have the backing of owner Stan Kroenke, and said he has turned down many offers from other clubs over the years.
He said: ‘That is something very positive for me.
‘I always said that our job is like you work like you are here forever and know that it can end every day.
‘I would love to be here forever because that would make me immortal. I love this club of course.
‘I’m very grateful to this club because during my 17 years we have had ups and downs. They have always shown faith in me.’
Arsenal are currently top of the table with 12 points after five games, along with North London rivals Spurs, and Wenger believes that this season’s title race could be an open one, and believes his side will be pretty close to the top come the end of the season.
‘We have a team now that can compete and that’s what we want to show.’
His side travel to Swansea for tomorrow evenings game and Wenger is wary of the threat the side from South Wales pose. He compared Michu to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, and hailed the job Michael Laudrup has done at the club as ‘absolutely fantastic.’
‘I think they have the quality [to finish in the top seven or eight]. They buy well and play attractive football.’
The Arsenal boss is optimistic that both Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini will both feature for his side against Swansea tomorrow. Ramsey has a thigh problem but Wenger thinks he should be ok for tomorrow’s trip.
Wenger also hopes to have Santi Cazorla back in the side very soon. He said: ‘He could be back after the international break.’
He also said that Theo Walcott’s surgery was successful and that he could realistically return to the side within five weeks.
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