Arsene Wenger more committed than ever to Arsenal

The long-serving boss is warming up for his 20th campaign in the Premier League and remains committed.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told the club’s official website he is more committed than ever to the club.

Next season will see the long-serving manager take charge of his 20th campaign in English football, and with Sir Alex Ferguson having left the game he is easily the longest serving in the division.

He insists he has not lost any of his hunger though, saying he is as enthusiastic as ever and has not contemplated leaving despite some tough years over the last decade.

“I think I am more committed than ever,” he told

“I just think that the number of times you have done [something] doesn’t count, it’s how much you love what you do that counts. What you do does not necessarily diminish the love of what you do by the number of times you have done it.”

Not listening to criticism

The Frenchman also insists that his experience is helping him anticipate what he and his side will face.

He has come in for stern criticism over the years, with a 10-year trophy-less spell having seen many calling for him to bring an end to his reign at the club.

However, two successive FA Cup triumphs and a series of big money moves have dampened those calls somewhat.

And although the criticism has often come quite vociferously in his direction, he says he cannot and has not been influenced by what people have to say about him.

“I have a lot of experience and that helps to anticipate what you will face,” he added.

“You have to have a good assessment of who you are and you are not influenced too much by what people say about you. One side is sometimes too positive and the other is sometimes too negative.”

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