By Giuseppe Muro

Arsène Wenger would dearly love to end this season with a trophy, but he insists that silverware is not the only measure of Arsenal’s success.

The Frenchman has come under pressure with Arsenal trophyless since the 2005 FA Cup Final triumph and the issue has again been raised following three successive Premier League stalemates left the Gunners seven points adrift of Manchester United.

At his pre-match press conference on Friday, Wenger was in bullish mood in response to accusations of a lack of ‘success’ at the Club.

“To do the maximum with the talent you have and with your potential, to be consistent at the top. That is success,” insisted the manager.

“It is that you can turn up every day and be as good as you can. If you manage to do that in your job, [then] hats off to you - but if there is somebody better than you one day, you have to accept it.

“That is exactly like us in the competition - if at the end of the season Manchester United are better than us we have to say congratulations. What is important from now until the end of the season is we give absolutely everything to beat them. That is, for me, success.”

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8 Apr 2011