Wenger has spent more than two decades in charge of the North London club and his frugality is a major reason why the Gunners have not suffered the financial difficulties endured by many of their counterparts.
Wenger told The Mirror: "I'll give myself merit for one thing: I've always treated Arsenal as if it belonged to me. I have sometimes been criticised for it — because I am not enough of a spender, not carefree enough.
"I credit myself for having had the courage to apply my ideas and fight for them. Aside from that, I can understand why people might not agree."
"My great pride will be to be able to say the day that I leave, that I am leaving behind a good team, a healthy situation and a club capable of performing in the future."
"I could have said to myself: 'I am here for four or five years, we win everything', [then] I leave and leave the club on the verge of bankruptcy. For me, consistency at the highest level is the true sign of great clubs."