Wenger will leave after nearly 22 years at the helm and was handed an emotional tribute from the club following Sunday's 5-0 defeat of Burnley, his final game in charge at the Emirates Stadium.
The Frenchman's long reign will conclude after his last two matches against Leicester and Huddersfield Town. But as well I would say to respect what has been built here and what people care about.
"I would say, personally, from 2006 to 2015 - it was certainly the period where I needed to be the strongest and did the best job", Wenger said.
Wenger says his successor can not be afraid to bring fresh ideas to Arsenal, who have missed out on Champions League qualification in each of the past two seasons.
"If you want to make it more attractive you have to go down to 16 (teams)", Wenger said.
"He made 26 years and I made 22 but there are some younger managers who are already five to six years in charge".
Shortly after he announced his end-of-season departure, there were reports that a number of clubs, including Paris Saint-Germain, were interested in his service. "It destroys me because we were in front of the rest of the world, and now we want to be behind".
Arsenal are set to finish in sixth spot this season following a disappointing domestic campaign after losing a staggering 10 times in 17 games on the road in the Premier League. Control the animal that is inside you.
"At the moment I focus on doing my job well".
"Will I manage England one day?"
"You have seen one aspect of me and that is a desperate guy who wants to win football games and I suppose that's the thing that matters and what is really a big part of my personality".