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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to continue his managerial job, though his future may lie away from the Gunners which he has been loyal to for over two decades.
The Gunners boss has admit he will manager next season, though he did not confirm it would be at the Emirates.
The Frenchman has been with the North London club for 21 years, and with his current contract due to expire at the end of the present season, no new deal is yet in place to guarantee his future with the Gunners.
Recent speculation has grown over the 67-year-old boss as his side have dropped off the pace at the top of the Premier League table, and following their 5-1 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich in midweek has only escalated further.
Despite the rumours, Wenger insisted on Friday that he will not retire, but he did not confirm he will remain in his current post with Arsenal.
“No matter what happens, I will manage next season whether that is here or somewhere else,” he said.
“It is important for the club to make the right decision for the future. I have not worked here for 20 years not to care.
“I had many opportunities to go somewhere else but I care for this club and its future. It is important to be in safe hands.”
He refused to be move by the speculation, and said,
“I am used to it. I’ve been here for 20 years. In life, it is important to do what is right. I am in a public job and I must accept that. Everybody can have an opinion,” he added.
“If I said March, April, it is because I didn’t know. I do not want to comment [on my future]. My future is not important, the team is and Arsenal Football Club.
“We have to focus on real problems, the way we play football and not my future.”
The ex-Monaco manager admit, however, that his side midweek loss was a huge loss.
“I hate defeat, I hate to lose games. I have a big responsibility at this club. It is difficult to take but I have the strength and experience.”
Since with Arsenal, Wenger has won three Premier League titles with the Emirates club, but the Frenchman inability to add the domestic crown to the club’s trophy cabinet since 2003-04 has raised serious questions. His side are now 10 points off Chelsea with just 13 games remaining in the league, it seems that Arsenal’s quest for the domestic battle will go on.