Wenger: 'I'm amazed by this club and its support'

Last updated : 01 October 2007 By Chris Parry

"I always said that I'm amazed by this club and its support - we are happy to have such support and we have a big responsibility to keep these people happy. We try, at the moment we managed to do that. That is the real dimension of the club - the fans.

"We want more support, more fans and I hope that one day the next board will extend this stadium and build 100,000."

"Maybe it's a bit unexpected by people but to start well in the championship and against Sevilla is nearly perfect - we dropped two points but I'm pleased with our spirit and display. We were maybe a bit lucky with the first goal but I thought we controlled the game in the second half. Maybe 3-0 is a bit flattering but when you are 2-0 up they have to come out.

"We didn't concede and looked more mature tactically than we did a year ago. We have to keep our feet on the ground," he added. "We have to improve in a lot of areas, one or two times defensively against Sevilla we weren't clean enough."

"We have improved from two years ago without a doubt but it is the beginning of the tournament and there are two competitions in the Champions League, the groups and the knockout, and you need the best players available for the second part of it.

"The challenge of the season is to show how far we have come. The tactical strength is growing and when we were under pressure we didn't panic."

His final words were reserved for Cesc.....

"It shows you how much confidence is a big part. He couldn't score last year and now he can't stop. I knew it was in him. He looks stronger physically to resist challenges."