By Rob Kelly

Arsène Wenger says he wants to be able to “stand in front of the mirror” at the end of the season and know that he got the maximum out of his team.

The Frenchman has come in for criticism from some quarters this season but Wenger insists it does not affect him. The Arsenal manager is only focused on helping his side reach their full potential.

“Look, I am not worried about me. I am worried about the Club and the team, and to do the best for the Club and the team,” he said. “For the rest, I think I have always shown my 100 per cent commitment and loyalty to this Club.

“I can only give my best and let people judge. It does not hurt at all - I am determined to give my best. At the moment we are fighting on all fronts. My job is to get the best out of my team with the potential we have.

“For example, at the end of last season we finished third. Honestly I don’t think there was much more in the team than finishing third. My pride comes from that as well.

“Like when we won the Premier League with zero defeats, which nobody else has done. You can think there is not much room to do much better.

“At the end of the season, I want to stand in front of my mirror and think, ‘could you have done more?’. I would like to see that. That’s all.”

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27 Nov 2012