Reports are out claiming that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger feels he’s open to criticism due to the amount of time he’s been in the job.
Wenger, who hinted at the club’s AGM on Thursday that he could quit in 2017, also suggested he might be paying the price for being in charge for too long as he is not getting the same praise as newer managers.
Wenger said: “Sometimes you pay the price for being somewhere for a long time. As well you have to accept that. The criticism you get is cyclic as well. I can take a distance with that.
“We see that the numbers of chances created, shots given away to our opponents, allow us to believe we have made big steps, strides forward. We have to show that on the pitch with our result.
“We feel since January 1st 2015 we have moved forward. Now we have to show we can do that through the football season as well.
“We had better balance between attacking and defending. We conceded less goals. We had many clean sheets in the second part of the season. As well we won the FA Cup let’s not forget that. Overall in the last two years we have moved up.”