By Richard Clarke

Arsène Wenger says he is ready for another 15 years at Arsenal if the Club will have him.

The Frenchman was an unknown quantity when he arrived in north London back in 1996. The decade and a half that followed would become the most successful in Arsenal's illustrious history.

Wenger is 62 in October and his side have endured a tough start to the current campaign but he is more than happy carry on.

"I am up for [five, 10 or 15 years]," he said. "But it depends first of all on my club. Do they want me to stay?

"Then it depends on my health as well because that is something that you consider when you get to my level. It demands a lot of energy to win football games."

Wenger's Arsenal have spent the last 14 years in the top four and, as a consequence, the Champions League. However it has been a much-publicised six seasons since they won a trophy. The manager is continuing his search but his strategy remains admirably long-term.

"I miss winning titles very much," said Wenger. "You only have one way [to solve it] - fight on and win again.

"But I feel what is very important for us is to transform this club from a top-level club into one that has a fantastic future potential and with values that we think are important in the game.

"Also there is the style of play we have and the way we behave to develop young players and give a chance to people who deserve it in life. For me that is as well very important in the history of the Club."

Team news: Tottenham: Gallas (calf), Dawson (Achilles), Huddlestone (ankle), Krancjar (doubt - ankle), Pienaar (doubt - groin).

Arsenal: Gervinho (doubt - muscular), Walcott (doubt - knee), Koscielny (ankle), Djourou (muscular), Wilshere, Vermaelen, Diaby (all ankle)

Ref: M Dean

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30 Sep 2011