London: Coach Arsène Wenger celebrated his 15th anniversary at Arsenal by admitting that he has the desire to manage for another 15 years and make it the best club in the world.
Expressing his gratitude for the fulsome backing he received from Stan Kroenke in the Arsenal owner’s in an interview to a leading daily, Wenger outlined his ongoing appetite for the job.
“I am up for it, but it depends first of all on my club. Do they want me to stay? Then it depends on my health. I had a vision and I still have one. It is to make this the best club in the world. Simple as that,” the daily quoted Wenger, as saying.
Wenger was also dismissive of the possibility of Robin van Persie moving to Manchester City.
He said: “Robin is under contract until 2013. Why should we sell players in January? City already have problems because they have too many strikers, they pay half of the league for them to play away somewhere. Why should they want to buy strikers?”
Arsenal also announced further positive financial figures, with annual revenues of 255.7million pounds and a profit before tax of 14.8million pounds.
The accounts also showed that Arsenal have 160 million pounds in the bank, which must also go towards running costs throughout the year.