Arsene Wenger has declared that he is not ready to retire anytime soon.
Despite the frustrations of the last 12 months, losing the likes of Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and star striker Robin van Persie, the Gunners boss remains defiant.
“There are still miles in my legs,” he said ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield.
“In life it is like you are going on a mission and it does not cross my mind to finish.”
And there were overtones of the philosophy of his old adversary Sir Alex Ferguson as he spoke. Sir Alex – now 71 – once said: “Retirement is for young people.”
In a similar fashion, Wenger, 62, said: “You work as long as you can.”