Wenger also criticised referee Michael Oliver and called Raheem Sterling a diver for a second time after the defeat to City.
"But until now I've liked to be involved every day in the life of a club, because the real test is there", said Wenger.
Results also got off to a shaky start, notably the 4-0 hammering by Liverpool at Anfield, but they've lost just once in 14 games since then. I haven't decided that, it's a fact that my life is linked with football, in what way [in the future] it will be linked with my physical state. "That's why I said the referees don't work, they don't do their homework". "In the heat of the moment he'll deny it".
Wenger added: "A penalty is a deliberate foul in the box".
"If it was one of my strikers, he would have gone down certainly as well".
Wenger has so far avoided disciplinary action for his initial criticism of Oliver and his refereeing colleagues, though he says he would not care even if a sanction did come his way.
"He used the naivety of the referees in a positive way".
"Until the end of my life I will be in football, I don't know in what kind of [role] as a director, as a manager...as long as possible as a manager, but one day that will stop". It [a sanction] will not change my mind or the way I think.
"Overall we were hugely punished by the third goal because at 2-1 we would have been in the game".
"They have to absorb their wrong decision and stand up for it".
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