Arsène Wenger admits he does not care too much for milestones as he approaches his 15th anniversary as Arsenal manager.

Wenger joined the Gunners on October 1, 1996 after successful managerial stints at both Monaco and Japanese outfit Nagoya Grampus Eight.

Since he arrived the Club has been transformed, winning three Premier League titles and four FA Cups while playing a brand of football that has cemented Arsenal as a major force.

But Wenger admits he is only looking forward, not back.

“There is plenty not to be happy about,” he said. “I never look back and I am not an anniversary fan.

“In top-level sport you have to see what comes next and try to focus on that. The only thing that matters to me is [Wednesday] night.”

Wenger serves the final match of his touchline ban during the Champions League tie against Olympiacos and will watch from the stands once more.

“It is the last touchline ban,” he confirmed. “I will be forced to have a dinner in the Directors’ Box!”

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27 Sep 2011