Arsene Wenger is still hungry to succeed at Arsenal as he prepares to take charge of his 1,000th Gunners game, according to former chairman Peter Hill-Wood.
Arsenal are without a trophy since 2005 but are firmly in the chase for the Barclays Premier League title and the FA Cup this season.
Hill-Wood, who stepped down after 31 years as chairman last June following a heart attack, believes Wenger can lead the team into a new era.
He told the Daily Telegraph: "He doesn't think his job is finished yet. I don't think his enthusiasm has diminished at all.
"I don't see him suddenly deserting and starting again at some other club."
Arsene Wenger's worst signings XI
Arsene Wenger's worst signings XI
1/11 Richard Wright
After impressing at Ipswich, Wright was signed in 2001 as the heir to David Seaman's No 1 shirt, but his time at Highbury was remembered for error after error, and he was eventually usurped by young Stuart Taylor
2/11 Oleg Luzhny
Known as "The Horse" for his galloping runs, but played like he was wearing blinkers. Joined from Dynamo Kyiv in 1999
3/11 Igors Stepanovs
Tried to marshal the Gunners against Manchester United at Old Trafford in disastrous consequences, the team conceding five before half-time and memorably losing 6-1. Latvian signed from Skonto Riga in 2000
4/11 Sebastien Squillaci
French international joined for £4m from Sevilla in 2010. Made 39 largely woeful appearances for the club, and left on a free last year
5/11 Andre Santos
The least said about Santos the better. Wenger said the "quality" left-back had "Champions League experience" when he was signed from Fenerbahce for £6.2m in 2011 but he had yet to play even in the full competition. Was he even talking about the same player?
6/11 Junichi Inamoto
The Japanese midfielder joined from Gamba Osaka in 2001, in a move that was portrayed as a cynical marketing ploy for the Gunners to tap into the Far East market. The doubters had a point, he failed to make a Premier League appearance for the club before leaving to join Fulham a year later
7/11 Amaury Bischoff
Wenger admitted he had taken "a gamble" on signing the injury-hit Portuguese midfielder in 2008. The gamble didn't pay off - he only played one Premier League match for the Gunners before leaving the following season
He may now be setting the world alight for Roma in Italy, but the Gervinho at Arsenal was a different beast - one that could not cross or shoot, and confused himself when he was running with the ball
9/11 Park Ju-Young
Park who? I hear you cry. Despite scoring on his debut, the South Korean striker only ever made seven appearances in three years at the club. He is now paying his trade on loan at Watford
10/11 Marouane Chamakh
The Moroccan target man joined from Bordeaux with fine Champions League pedigree. Unfortunately he did not ever get close to replicating this for the Gunners
11/11 Francis Jeffers
The "Fox in the Box" was not a wily signing for £8m. He scored eight goals during his time at Arsenal, meaning every goal he scored set the club back a cool £1m
The Frenchman's contract expires at the end of the season but Hill-Wood does not see that as a significant issue.
He added: "When I have spoken to (chief executive) Ivan Gazidis he is very confident that there isn't a problem.
"Arsene doesn't like to do these things in the middle of the season."
On Wenger's contribution to the north London club, Hill-Wood added: "He has transformed the place. Most importantly really, I think he changed the way football was played in this country.
"It looks promising this season - but I really could never have imagined that we would be talking about a 1,000th game (under Wenger).
"I don't think any of us thought he would be even half as successful as he was."Reuse content