Wenger on his love of the game: I'd take youth team sessions if I could!

Arsene Wenger Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

Arsenal's famous French manager finally broke the club's nine-year wait for a trophy with their FA Cup final win over Hull City.

In the lead up to Saturday's FA Cup Final, Arsene Wenger was discussing his time as Arsenal manager with ITV Sport's Gabriel Clarke, as well as the way he approaches football.

When compared to the change in tactic employed by Sir Alex Ferguson once he got into his mid 60's, where workload was delegated with regards to training, Wenger revealed he couldn't be further from that mindset.

"The core of the build-up to training is done by me," said the Frenchman. "I wouldn't be in this job if it was just to sit behind a desk."

"I'd take youth team sessions if I could."

He also revealed that he very much practices what he preaches to his players, sticking to the same diet as a pro footballer, and avoiding going out at night 48 hours before a match.

It is this dedication, and attention to detail that has made Wenger one of the modern game's great managers.

"Every game you lose is like a scar on your heart," he mused.

"This club [Arsenal] has values, and i believe in those values. I want to pay back the trust they've put in me."

And when questioned on how long he'll continue managing, the former Arsenal man gave a committed answer.

"I grew up with the game, and I think I'll die like that."

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