‘Wenger Out’ brigade members look away now! In an interview with Bein Sports, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger has reiterated his intention to stay in the Emirates’ hot-seat, stating that he has ‘no doubt’ that he’ll be in charge come the start of next season.
Wenger oversaw Arsenal’s move from Highbury to their new state of the art Emirates stadium 10 years ago, with the intention of allowing the north Londoners to compete with the European elite. However, instead, the Gunners have endured a decade of disappointment, with their annual Groundhog Day spring capitulation forcing many fans of the club to question if a new manager was needed.
Yet despite the unrest within the Arsenal faithful, the 66-year-old Frenchman has no intention of calling it a day in the summer. Speaking to Bein Sports, he said:
I have no doubt (that I will be Arsenal manager next season) because I am committed. When I do something, I do it 100 per cent. I’m always committed to give my best as long as I am at the club.
For the rest, I don’t worry too much about all the rest, what people say. All the rest is judgments, opinions and that is linked with the beliefs from the last result or the last disappointment or the last happiness. In my job you focus on what is important and that’s to perform.
I believe in life you should focus on what you’re appointed for and I’m appointed to perform and do the best for my club. That’s all I focus on. My future is my future, I don’t master that more than you.
You can check out the full interview on the Bein Sport website by clicking here.
Despite the lack of a league title since the Invincibles success and a continuing lack of progress in Europe, Wenger has overseen a hugely financially profitable era for Arsenal, something which has no doubt kept the powers that be satisfied. As for major trophies, barring an FA Cup here or there, Gunners’ fans may be left waiting some time for a return to real glory.