Arsene Wenger: I had no red carpet to get where I am, I had to fight

In the latest Arsenal news, manager Arsene Wenger reflects on his background and how he got to where he is today.

Despite recent criticisms, Arsene Wenger has enjoyed an illustrious managerial career.

From his beginnings in France where he won the Ligue 1 title with AS Monaco, two domestic cups with Nagoya Grampus in Japan all the way through to his hat-trick of Premier League titles and five FA Cup wins with Arsenal, Wenger has breeded success.

Wenger, though, is soon to turn 65 - an age where people in other industries begin asking retirement questions.

"I have to accept my fate," he said, as quoted by the club's official website.

Regarding his work-rate, he added: "Maybe I have been very lazy in a former life and have to come back and work for the laziness I have shown before!"

Judging from the way Wenger talks, it is hard to imagine him retiring any time soon.

"I accept it and enjoy it and am ready to fight as long as I can."

He continued: "When you come from where I come, where I started and look back a little bit at my career, you know that one quality you need is to fight.

"My father was not in football, I had no red carpet to get where I am and I had to fight and work hard every day and that is what I did every day.

"As long as I am capable of doing it, I will do it," he concluded.

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