"Because to accept to commit to five years when you build the stadium to work with restricted resources and keep the club in a position where we can pay our debts back, I personally feel I did my best job in that period".
Arsene Wenger has presided over his last press conference as Arsenal manager at London Colney ahead of their trip to Huddersfield.
Wenger, 68, will leave the Emirates Stadium after a reign lasting nearly 22 years when the season ends away to Huddersfield on Sunday.
Wenger even suggested he felt like a portrait of Chapman hanging outside the dressing rooms tipped him a smile as he headed out for his final game.
"It will be soon because it is a way for other clubs to fight against the Premier League", he added.
But while Wenger revealed he had already had offers from rival Premier League clubs, it was unlikely he would take another job in England so as not to face Arsenal.
"I enjoyed some aspects of it, yes - and not all", he said.
"Will I manage England one day?"
"I came out of a long process and you can not just the next morning go somewhere else. I don't know, honestly", Wenger told reporters on Thursday.
While those factions remain in place even until Wenger's final game, there were two different planes taking to the skies over Huddersfield, both offering their thanks to a man who delivered three Premier League trophies and a record seven FA Cups.
French champions PSG want him to become their new director of football and he has also been linked with a return to former club Monaco to replace Leonardo Jardim.
"When I was a kid I learnt about (Mahatma) Gandhi, being a kind of a special resistance, a non-violent hesitance and I was certainly impressed by that". A domestic league will certainly play Tuesday and Wednesday.