Arsene Wenger casts more confusion over Arsenal future

Date published: Thursday 30th March 2017 9:34

Arsene Wenger has cast more confusion on his Arsenal future by admitting: “It is a subject that is not sorted completely.”

After the defeat to West Brom Wenger claimed he had made a decision on his future and it would be revealed “very soon”.

Since then reports have suggested that Wenger has decided to stay on at The Emirates despite growing opposition to his tenure.

But when asked at Thursday’s press call what the future held for him, Wenger said: “Not today. But I am very clear in my mind.

“Do I stay two more years? My commitment will be the same. It does not influence my attitude. I’ve always been clear in my mind.

“It’s a subject that is not sorted completely.”

Wenger was insistent that his future was not the most important factor at the current time and said he was solely focused on improving results.

“I believe the priority in life is to focus on what is important,” Wenger added. “Not to look for excuses. The results aren’t going as we want.

“The priority is on the pitch. The big professional is to perform on the football pitch.”

After a brief break in questions about his future, Wenger was posed the question again later on.

He replied: “Just continue to ask the same questions [about my future] and one day I will answer!”

On Sunday Arsenal take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City having lost four out of their last five league games, not only falling out of title contention but also into a battle to finish in the top four as a result.

A visit from a side vying for similar prizes could present Wenger and his players with a way of addressing their recent slide.

“We come out of a difficult period and we play at home in a very big game,” he added.

“It’s a good opportunity for us to bounce back. I think it’s two teams who, when you look at the numbers, have the best numbers of the final third in the league.

“That promises to be a very positive, attacking game. Both teams will attack – they go for it, we go for it, so it should be a promising game.”

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