Arsene Wenger has claimed he will manage next season
Arsene Wenger has come under immense pressure in recent weeks regarding his positiion as Arsenal boss – made worse by the mid-week 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Premier League losses to Watford and Chelsea have also not helped his cause, meaning the Gunners are now struggling to stay in the top-four with Manchester United and Liverpool hot on their heels.
And with just four-and-a-half months left on his contract many Arsenal supporters have begun to ramp up the pressure on Wenger, urging him to call time on his 20-year reign in north London at the end of the season.
However, the Frenchman has claimed he will not make his decision until March or April – but one thing he is certain of is he will remain in management next season, with or wiithout the Gunners.
Arsenal were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League
"No matter what happens, I will manage next season," Wenger said.
"Whether it's here or somewhere else I am not sure.
"On a night like that [Bayern], I hate defeat and I want to do extremely well for this club. I feel a big responsibility.
"You do not work here for 20 years and walk out of a game like that and whistle."
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1. On future: ”I will manage next season whether that's here or somewhere else."
And Wenger has claimed he is stil uncertain about when his Arsenal future will be decided, suggesting that an agreement could be reached next month or in April.
What is important is that the club makes the right decision for the future
"If I said March/April, it is because I didn’t know," Wenger added.
"I do not want to comment [on his future].
"My future is not important, the team is and Arsenal football club.
"What is important is that the club makes the right decision for the future. I do not work here for 20 years not to care for this club.
"I had many opportunities to go somewhere, but I care about this club and their future. The club needs to be in safe hands."