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Arsene Wenger: The past four years have been my best

December 23, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Arsenal may not have won a trophy since the 2005 FA Cup but Arsene Wenger feels the past four years have been his most rewarding with the Premier League club.

Arsene Wenger
GettyImagesArsene Wenger: Arsenal manager since 1996

Wenger enjoyed great early success in England and has won three Premier League titles and four FA Cups since his arrival at the club in 1996. But recent years have seen the Gunners fail to replicate such success.

However, Wenger has had to juggle the financial restrictions imposed by moving to Emirates Stadium in 2006 with the demands of remaining one of Europe's elite sides and he is proud to have kept Arsenal competitive and in the Champions League in recent seasons.

"I think moving into a new stadium and keeping the team at the top in the last four years is, for me, best period at my club," Wenger told the club's official website.

"Unfortunately it is as well the period when we have not won trophies. But people forget that we have been reasonably consistent. It has been the most difficult period but as well for me the period where I worked the best.

"To move into a new stadium and yet still make some money in every single year without the team dropping the level, then maintaining a successful period in the Champions League, and doing reasonably well in the League has been quite difficult."