By Joe Brewin
Arsène Wenger admits he may only be able to reflect on his managerial achievements once he has retired from the game.
The Frenchman celebrates 900 matches in charge against Norwich on Saturday - a spell spanning more than 15 years since his arrival at Highbury in September 1996.
But Wenger concedes that, while he is “proud” of his achievement, the next game is and always will be paramount.
“First it is a shock to me because I don't know where these 900 games have gone,” he said. “On the other hand I am proud of it as well because you have to stand up every time for the games and fight.
“I don't want to give myself big credit but I just think it shows great commitment and great consistency.
“In our job, as you know, the only important game is the next one. We are addicted to the future and absolutely not obsessed by the past. Maybe one day I will have to look at the past and think I could have done better here or there but at the moment I am more obsessed by the next game.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 4 May 2012