Wenger remains defiant on 15th Arsenal anniversary
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Wenger remains defiant on 15th Arsenal anniversary

London : United Kingdom | Sep 30, 2011 at 8:53 PM PDT
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It's been the most difficult period of his reign at Arsenal but the Gunners' boss remains determined to make Arsenal the best in the world.

He has experienced the most torrid summers of his 15 year reign with star players Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri leaving the Emirates stadium for pastures new, with the latter accusing the club of lacking ambition to cover his own financial motives behind the move to Manchester City.

Wenger has not won a trophy for six years and a string of poor results at the beginning of the season have further piled on the pressure on the Frenchman. Yet he remains determined to turn around Arsenal's fortunes. Speaking ahead of the North London derby on Sunday, Wenger was in a confident mood about the future of the club. Furthermore club captain and striker Robin Van Persie has refused to discuss a new deal at the moment leading to doubts about his future at the club.

Earlier today, Wenger received the backing from club's American owner Stan Kroenke who praised Wenger for the work he has done at arsenal over the years and that he would stay at Arsenal as long as he wanted.

Those words were afterwards welcomed by Wenger.

"I am grateful he has confidence in my abilities to sort our problems out because that is not easy to find in football," he said.

"I have been very lucky to spend 15 years at this club. I live in the present and the future so I hate to look back. I use the history to improve, that’s what I want to do. I am grateful and lucky to have spent so much time at this club."

No matter what happens on Sunday, Wenger's never say die attitude will keep him pushing towards making Gunners a force in the footballing World.

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