Arsene Wenger insists he was always confident of being a success at Arsenal.
The Gunners boss has this week celebrated a decade at the helm of the North London giants.
Many questioned the appointment when it was first made, but Wenger - likening himself to a 'ball-winning midfielder' - has stated that his passion and intensity always meant he had a good chance of doing well in England.
"As a manager I'm like a bit of a ball-winning midfielder," he told Sky Sports News.
"I give, I fight every day and every minute for my club. I just thought I would do that and try and see if I'm good enough.
"I just felt I would come in and try to do what I believe is right in the game, try to play football as I like it and try to see if I'm good enough for English football."
Switching his attention to the weekend's game with Charlton, Wenger revealed both Johan Djourou and William Gallas were in his squad despite recent injuries - although the latter will require a fitness test before seeing whether his hamstring injury will prevent him from playing.
"We have some good news. Djourou is back in the squad and Gallas will travel as well - he will have a fitness test, the scan looks quite promising," he said.
"We have 17 in the squad and I will decide in the morning what I will do. It's not as bad as I thought originally."
Wenger was not entirely pleased to learn Gallas had been called up to the French squad, but he admits that he is helpless to prevent it.
"That's the rule, they don't contact us they just select the players, but we have to send them even if they are injured because the doctor of the national team has to check whether a player is injured or not," he said.
"That's the official rule so we have no more relation than that with the French federation.
"If he plays tomorrow we can not deny him to go."