By Joe Brewin

He may well have been in the Arsenal hot seat for 15 years but Arsène Wenger insists his vision for the Club is no different to the day he arrived.

The Frenchman celebrated another milestone in charge of the Gunners on Friday ahead of this weekend’s crucial North London derby against Tottenham.

A lot has changed in the game since Wenger’s arrival in 1996 but to him the goal has always been the same – to make Arsenal great.

"The vision is to make this Club the best in the world, it is as simple as that,” he said. “It is to carry through the values we think are important in the game.

“I'm very proud of the values I defend in the game and we will try to continue to do that."

So does Wenger believe he can still achieve that?

"In my life I hope I will, he replied. “You may say to me I have to live very long, I don't know.

“I want to try to give my best because only the best is acceptable and if I don't manage to do it I am very sad like when we had a bad start to the season.

“It is uncomfortable but we keep going."

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30 Sep 2011