However, while driven on by a burning hunger to make Arsenal the best around once more and eclipse the achievements of the past 11 years, the 57 year old knows full well there will be plenty of football to be played before he has to think about whether or not to remain in the Emirates Stadium hotseat.
"I will see how I feel at that time. Three years more is a long period," reflected the Frenchman.
"You have to see if you can always feel the ambitions of the club and respond to the expectations people have - results-wise and in the way you play.
"Can this club make another step forward in the next years? If I can, why not? If I am healthy enough, why not?"