Arsenal trail league leaders Leicester by eight points and face a mission impossible to beat European champions Barcelona in the Champions League next week, having lost the first leg at home 2-0.
The last thing Wenger needs right now is another slip at Championship Hull tomorrow night in their FA Cup fifth round replay.
In an out of character press conference Wenger had been left frustrated at first by questions over his future from broadcasters.
But with the cameras gone, Wenger laid out his defence.
He said: “The question I got from the guy from the television is after 19 years do you think you are good enough? I don’t know.
“I am humble enough every day to question myself, to accept my mistakes, and believe me I do that.
“After that as well there is no coincidence that the people who own the club tell me to be here for 19 years. Do you think they are more stupid than you or me?”