Having reached 20 years in charge at Arsenal, it is only natural that much of the recent talk about Arsene Wenger has focused on his legacy.
The Frenchman has revolutionised the club since taking over in October 1996, and he says he takes pride from the way it has grown.
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“I always felt that as a manager you have an influence on three levels,” Wenger said. “One, on the individual careers of the players - you are not successful with every player. Two, on the style of play and the results of the team. Three, on the structure of the club.
“I like to think that the club today is at a different level to when I arrived and as well, when I leave, that I leave a good team with a strong financial resources and good structures at the club.
“My pride [would be] to see somebody come in and do better. At least he is in a position to do better. It is important I think for the legacy.
“For me the club is also about identity and values. The values are carried here by the manager because I have stayed here for a long time.
“I hope that these values, which are respected all over the world, will continue because it is based on respect, humility, togetherness - and also that the club moves forward.”
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