Amid speculation that he could end a storied two-decade-plus career with Arsenal in the summer, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger maintains he will not leave before the end of his current two-year deal.
A popular focal point of derision after holder Arsenal crashed out of the FA Cup courtesy of a dire display at Nottingham Forest, Wenger has been linked with stepping down in the summer with one year left on his contract.
“I am always committed. I am here for 21 years,” Wenger told the Mirror’s John Cross. “So in every single decision I make what is right for the club. Do I stay for one year or ten years it is exactly the same.”
When asked if that commitment included seeing out his terms with the north London lot, Wenger offered: “My contract clarifies that. Did I ever walk away? Never. Why should I change?”
That’s not to say Wenger won’t change his mind, and after insisting on numerous occasions that Alexis Sanchez would not be sold in the January window, reports suggest the embattled Chilean will be sold if a replacement is found.
Even in bearing the criticism for another underwhelming Arsenal campaign and the potential exits of Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, Wenger maintains it’s a manager’s job to do right by the club.
“Is it is me in charge or somebody else, you can only do what is best for club. That is what you try to do. That has nothing to do with my personal situation,” the Frenchman added.