Clarke believes the Gunners' poor form is temporary but Wenger's class is permanent and insists the under-fire Frenchman WILL lead his men to a top-four place again.
He told The Sun: "Mr Wenger has done a great job for Arsenal.
"They've got a squad there that will surely qualify for Champions League again.
"If I'm lucky enough to manage in the same number of games and be as successful as Mr Wenger has, 16 years from now, then I will be delighted.
"The fact he is coming in for criticism just reflects the new age in football."