Arsene Wenger’s future at Arsenal has been under much debate over recent seasons and following his team’s 3-1 loss to Premier League leaders Chelsea last Saturday, there is heavy criticism amongst his fans.
After a disastrous week where they slipped to fourth on the table, just a point ahead of fifth place Liverpool and 13 points off pace-setters Chelsea, Wenger called a team meeting calling for focus ahead of this weekends home game against struggling side Hull City.
Wenger, whose current contract with the Gunners is set to run out at the end of this season, still feels the chase for the title is not over despite the recent run of form and is concentrating on this, rather than contemplating whether his term of 21 years with Arsenal is coming to an end.
Wenger said: “My future is not the most important thing.
“My future is in front of me every time I make a half-turn. What is important for me is that Arsenal Football Club does well, and I dedicate my whole energy to the club doing well.
“Arsenal is made of special strength and that strength as well to be united when it doesn’t go well and that’s what we want.
“It’s very nice for you to take care of how I feel, but it’s not the most important. I am a professional and I have to do a job and that’s what I want to do.”
The Frenchman has been at the helm of Arsenal since 1996 but has failed to win a Premier League title for 13 years. Despite this, there are unconfirmed reports that Wenger has been offered an extended two-year contract.
Following this Saturday’s match at the Emirates, the Gunners will be heading to Germany for Wednesday’s Champions League last 16, first leg clash with Bayern Munich.