“I am more motivated than the day I arrived, and I feel even more the pressure and the responsibility to keep this club moving forward.
“When you’re a long time somewhere you always question your motivation, but I don’t question mine. I don’t question my dedication. It is 100% and I give more time to my club than when I arrived.”
His current contract expires next summer, but fans staring at the prospect of another exiting the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the sixth successive season while failing to make a sustained title challenge want change sooner than that.
Wenger, though, is adamant he is not too blinded by his own self-importance not to be able to judge best himself when it is time to go.