Wenger: Another 1000 will be difficult, Rosicky doubt for Chelsea game

Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger gave updates on player fitness and his feelings ahead of 1000 games in charge ahead of the Chelsea game tomorrow.

Arsene Wenger has said it's a privilege to be the manager of the club. The Frenchman is about to take charge of his 100th game in charge of the Gunners, a remarkable achievement.

"It's a privilege and an honour to manage 1000 games at this club. The Club has always supported me - Time will tell if I managed to make this club bigger than it was when I arrived but I hope so," said the boss.

"I'm extremely motivated to stay for as long as possible but I accept that the next 1000 will be difficult."

Wenger has called the clash against Chelsea tomorrow Arsenal's game of the season as they look to close the gap on the Premier League leaders.

"It's the game of the season for us because it will be against a direct opponent."

The good news for the Gunners is that the only player Wenger has concerns over in terms of fitness is Tomas Rosicky. The Czech will have a fitness test today but there are no other concerns.

"We have a doubt over Rosicky, he will have a test today. Everyone else should be available."

Wenger has also spoken over the offers he's received to leave the Gunners during his time in charge, suggesting he's had no problems showing his commitment.

"Tomorrow I represent my club, I don't represent myself and I keep my personal feelings away from that - This club has given me a chance and I've turned many things down and shown my loyalty."

As for another 1000 games in charge? Don't count on it.

"I am extremely passionate to do well for this club... but another 1,000 games will be difficult."

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