By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger is happy to be angry when required.

The Arsenal manager was captured taking out his frustrations on a water bottle last weekend as his side allowed Tottenham to comeback and grab a 3-2 win at Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman’s mood was altogether more placid on Saturday as Arsenal went temporarily top by securing victory at Aston Villa. Afterwards, Wenger justified his emotions on derby day.

“I was angry,” he said. “The day I don’t care anymore I will stop. I want this team to win because I believe in them. I feel they are hungry to win and they want to win so I just want to help them as much as I can.

“I don’t master my reputation. What matters to me is Arsenal Football Club more than my reputation and I want people who love Arsenal to be happy.

“I try to give them that happiness and that’s it. Of course I have my pride, I want to achieve as mush as I can and give my best and I don’t think I will ever change on that front.

“I feel since the start of the season collectively we are stronger and stronger in every game spirit-wise.  There is no reason why we should not improve, our job is to be better tomorrow than we are today and that’s what we try to achieve.”

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29 Nov 2010