"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.