Arsene Wenger says he wants the next manager of the club to do a better job than he has managed in north London.
The Frenchman has won three Premier League titles and six FA Cups with the club and recently celebrated 20 years in charge.
Speaking to Arsenal Player about his legacy in north London Wenger says he wants the next boss to build on his success and bring more glory to the Gunners.
“My pride [would be] to see somebody come in and do better. At least he is in a position to do better. It is important I think for the legacy,” he said.
“For me the club is also about identity and values. The values are carried here by the manager because I have stayed here for a long time.
“I hope that these values, which are respected all over the world, will continue because it is based on respect, humility, togetherness – and also that the club moves forward.”
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Wenger, who is out of contract at the end of the season and yet to announce his future plans, also believes he will leave the club in a great position when he does finally decide to depart.
“I always felt that as a manager you have an influence on three levels,” he added.
“One, on the individual careers of the players – you are not successful with every player. Two, on the style of play and the results of the team. Three, on the structure of the club.
“I like to think that the club today is at a different level to when I arrived and as well, when I leave, that I leave a good team with a strong financial resources and good structures at the club.”
While most fans will be sad to see Wenger finally leave they will certainly share his belief the club is in a strong position and will be hopeful his replacement can build on his success at the club.