Arsene Wenger has made it clear that there has been no discussions with himself and the club about renewing his current contract as Arsenal manager. The Frenchman then added that he would judge his own performance before deciding on whether or not to stay on an Arsenal boss.
Wenger has been at the helm of Arsenal since 1996 guiding them to numerous trophies, but has recently gone seven years without winning any silverware. In this time they have also lost three finals. His current contract runs out in two years time, but Wenger insists no discussions have been held.
Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, made it very clear this week that even though the club are currently on a trophy-less run, they still have firm confidence that the Frenchman is the right man for the job after claiming that Arsene Wenger has ‘Arsenal DNA’.
Although Ivan has given his backing to Wenger, the Frenchman himself still believes he has to judge his own performance before signing an extension.
“In the past I have always shown my commitment to the club, and at the moment I am not in the mood to think about the long-term future because we want to do well this season,” he said on Sky Sports News.
“I am an Arsenal man and I think I have always shown that, but I have to consider whether I do well or not, and if I don’t do well then I have to consider my future.
“I am long enough at the club to have the confidence of people I work with, but I will assess my own performances and whether I do well enough for the club.
“At the moment we are not there. Two years is a long time in my job, so I just want to do as well for the club as long as I can and accept all the rest.”
Alex William Batt