By Chris Harris

Arsène Wenger believes all the ingredients are in place for Arsenal to be successful.

The Frenchman looks like ending a fifth consecutive campaign without a trophy after his team slipped six points behind Chelsea in the Premier League with a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham in midweek.

Arsenal have clearly improved - they did not sustain a title challenge into April last season and their young players are maturing - but Wenger knows there is pressure to deliver silverware as he enters the final year of his contract.

The next 12 months could be decisive with Wenger's future, but the manager is convinced that the Club is poised to make its mark.

"This club has never been in a stronger situation," said Wenger.

"The Club has a new stadium, fantastic training facilities, is in a strong financial situation, has a very young team who is playing at the top. What can happen to the Club?

"I am like everybody. I act everyday like I will stay my whole life here but knowing that will stop as well. It will be the final year of the contract and I will give the maximum I can to this club.

"First of all it is my nature and I want to do well for the Club. After I don't think that the future of this club is necessarily linked only with me. All the ingredients are here to be successful and I believe we will be."

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16 Apr 2010