Arsene Wenger has hit back at his critics, stating that football is not just about winning silverware.

Many Arsenal fans are calling for the 67-year-old to quit after the club once again fell out of the title race while also crashing out of Europe.

The Frenchman is still believed to be considering his future, although some reports suggest Wenger has decided to remain at the club for at least another season.

Wenger has not won the Premier League title since 2004 but the veteran has leaped to the defence of his record, stressing that he has helped build ‘the best club in the world’.

‘For me Arsenal is the best club in the world and what we have built is absolutely remarkable, not only on the results front but on the values that this club, what we have built,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.

‘Of course a football club is about winning, it’s as well about values.

‘Nobody talks about that anymore but sport is as well about values and I think integrity, respect, humility, togetherness are very important qualities and if you would visit our club you would see that they really exist on a daily basis.

‘That is part of what I am proud as well.’

Wenger added: ‘You can basically say that if you don’t win the championship it is not a successful season and I can understand that but you take clubs like Liverpool and they have not won the Premier League, they are a big club.

‘You have clubs like Man City, Man United, certainly the championship will be won by Chelsea so we have all, and no matter how many we are, Tottenham, all these clubs, every year only one will win it.’

-Metro Sport

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