Arsene Wenger makes a strong statement about his Arsenal career

Arsene Wenger is happy with the success he has had with Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told BBC Football Focus that he is happy with the work he has done at the club.

Wenger has been in charge of the North London outfit since 1996 and is considered to be one of the finest football managers in the world.

During his time at Arsenal, the Frenchman has won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup five times and the FA Community Shield on five occasions.

The 65-year-old has been hugely influential in making Arsenal one of the biggest and most popular clubs in the world.

Wenger also oversaw the construction of the club’s Emirates Stadium, and he has now said that he is happy to have maintained the high standards of the Gunners during the “sensitive period”.

"What people forget is you have to build a new stadium,” the former AS Monaco boss told BBC Football Focus. “Now we can compete for the best players and that was not the case five years ago."

“I went with the club for the challenge of building a new stadium without dropping out of the Champions League and we made it every year," added Wenger.

"I feel that I have done my job in a very committed and faithful way. In 20 years it will be acknowledged that was a very sensitive period for the club. Today the club is in a strong position.

"You want to win everything. We were not that far away but we were facing opposition with much more resources. We had to deal with it."

Are Arsene Wenger’s comments justified?

Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since 2004 and went nine years without clinching a major trophy until their FA Cup success last season.

During this period, the Gunners have consistency finished in the top four of the Premier League and have featured in the Champions League.

Wenger has indeed done a great job overall at Arsenal and has been hugely important in making the London club financially secure.

The question is whether Wenger can take the club forward and make them competitive in the Premier League and in Europe.

Arsenal are pretty much also-rans in the Champions League, and in the last few years they have failed to challenge for the Premier League title.

Wenger has already left an ever-lasting legacy at Arsenal, but he now faces a tough time in taking the Gunners back to their glory days.

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