By Joe Brewin

Arsène Wenger says his words at Thursday’s Annual General Meeting came from the heart.

The Arsenal manager delivered a rousing speech to the Club's shareholders and onlooking media to conclude the event at Emirates Stadium.

“I just spoke with my heart and of course,” said Wenger. “I have been here at the Club a long time and I care a lot about it and the fans.

“I just spoke honestly about how I feel about the situation inside the Club and how I feel the team is.

“Of course you could feel concern among our fans with the start to the season we had. There are worries and I just wanted to promise that we would give absolutely everything to continue our progress and our improvement.

“I feel that is happening and I feel there is a deep desire within the team.”

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