Despite failing to pick up any silverware since beating Manchester United on penalties in the 2005 FA Cup final, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said today that he has never considered quitting the London club. The defiant comments come just a few days fter the side’s crushing 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this week in the Champions League and an unexpected fifth round exit from the FA Cup at home to Blackburn Rovers.
The long time Arsenal manager has been under intense scrutiny this week following the club’s failings with some suggesting he should be seriously considering his future with the company. But the irrepressible Frenchman remained defiant this week when quizzed by the press as to whether this will be his final season in charge.
“I have a contract until the end of 2014 and at the moment we are on a short-term plan. I have been here for a long time and have to consider what I want to do. That will be decided in 2014, not before.”
Wenger described the recent Arsenal Board meeting as ”the usual thing” brushing off any suggestion that his job is not secure.
“The board meeting speaks about many things and it’s about commercial [activities], ticket prices, long-term plans and I make my report as well on the technical side so it was the usual thing.”
Meanwhile in France Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain have allegedly been in talks with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to help them lure Wenger back home to France. PSG have made several attempts to tempt Wenger back to his homeland throughout his 16 years tenure at Arsenal and with him under more pressure than ever before, the Qatari owners have high hopes of finally getting their way. Exactly where this leaves current PSG manager Carlo Ancelotti is anyone’s guess but with Wenger’s insistence that he’s with Arsenal until at least next year this could all prove to be nothing more than hearsay.
Source: BBC Sport
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This article was first posted on February 22, 2013