Tenth Anniversary victory for Wenger

Last updated : 26 September 2006 By Chris Parry
He said:

"I think sometimes about how things have changed. This afternoon I listened to Tony Blair saying: '10 years ago we started' and I thought he was talking about me!

"He said how the world has changed and our world here has changed as well. These are concrete signs the club is going the right way. I don't feel a sense of pride at the moment - but one day when I am not here I want to be able to look back with a sense of pride.

"We want to continue to develop the club. Reaching the final last year has given us belief and frustration as well. We try to transform that frustration into more motivation. We were very, very close to the line.

"We have a young team and feel we can improve. The players that joined us are getting stronger and stronger. Players like William Gallas and Tomas Rosicky had great performances tonight."

Gallas hobbled off injured just prior to the final whistle and Wenger isn't too confident about his immediate chances of playing:

"It looked to me very serious but I hope it's not too bad. For Saturday we will be short and then I don't know if he will be available for the French national team."