By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger admits he shares the Arsenal fans’ impatience for trophies.

It’s nearly six years since Patrick Vieira secured the FA Cup with his last kick as an Arsenal player at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff and, although Wenger has had plenty of near-misses since then, he is still waiting to win another major prize.

The Frenchman has successfully guided the Club through a transitional phase off the pitch without losing competitiveness on the pitch but he will feel just as deflated as the supporters if the Premier League slips through Arsenal’s fingers this season.

“For me we have done well but now, of course, people become impatient,” said the manager. “I can understand that completely because I am impatient as well. That is why you see me agitated.

“Our target was to build a new stadium without dropping from the top. We knew it would be a difficult period for four or five years so we had to make a decision on how can we stay at the top level with less money available.

“I feel that recently we have been a bit unlucky as we have had many injuries. For example, Fabregas and Van Persie missed many games. Van Persie has played 15 games and scored 14 goals. That means that he missed 18 games so that makes a massive difference."

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22 Apr 2011