Wenger is 60 on Thursday and readily admits that seeing such as Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott reach their full potential is a large part of the reason why he remains young at heart.
"I am in a job where you always look in front of you," said Wenger.
"Unfortunately, the older you get, the less distance there is in front of you.
"But when you have a team like I have now, it is absolutely exciting because you know that there is potential in this team and it’s down to me to get it out."
Questions about retirement are batted away, as is the one regarding whether he will be taking up the opportunity of free travel on the London public transport system.
"I don’t think so," was all the Arsenal manager would say, with a wry smile.