Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger is not showing any sign that he is disturbed by harsh criticism he is getting from fans and journalists recently.
Arsenal are not likely to win the English Premier League this season again with their latest dismal performance. The club have not won any of their last five matches and this has generated a lot of condemnation and calls by some fans for the Frenchman to quit.
As a matter of fact, common questions from journalists have always been, “Do you think yu have what it takes to win the league?
And for 19 years that Wenger had been sitting on the Arsenal bench, he had only won the league twice. “That’s all I can do. I do not worry what you [journalists] say about me or what fans say about me.
"Look, I have worked here for 19 years and I’m always sitting here having to justify that I’m good enough to do the job," he told reporters.
"I have no problem to cope with everything but I find that a bit boring in the end. I always have to convince you that I am good enough. I worked for 35 years at the top level."
"What I find just boring is always sitting here after 19 years to face [the question]: ‘Do you think you are good enough?' I am not on Twitter. I don’t invite anybody to go out to dinner and be nice with them. I work and work and work and work.
"If it’s not good enough, someone will tell me one day. That’s all I can do. I do not worry what you [journalists] say about me or what fans say about me.
"I try to do my job in a proper way and with full commitment. After that everybody has the right to have an opinion.
"I cannot influence the behaviour of the fans. How can I do that? 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 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?