My Contract 'Not Sorted Completely' - Wenger
- Author: Ismael Montgomery Apr 01, 2017,
Apr 01, 2017, 1:36
The former France worldwide spoke in no uncertain terms about the Arsenal players, though, and has called on them to take responsibility and try to lift some of the pressure off Wenger, whose future remains far from certain.
The Gunners have lost six of their last nine matches and are fighting to finish in the Premier League top four, a situation which has brought 67-year-old Wenger under intense scrutiny.
The Frenchman admitted after the recent 3-1 loss at West Brom that he has made up his mind whether to stay or go without revealing his decision.
"When I was at City, I asked (former vice-chairman of Arsenal and the FA) David Dein if I could meet him (Wenger), when we were in the second division". "For me whether I stay three years or 10 years I have exactly the same commitment and the same desire to win the next game". However, there was a clear overall opinion that the manager's time is at an end. The time I spent here doesn't influence at all my attitude.
'I think it's a subject that at the moment is not sorted completely out.
Wenger is reported to have been offered a new two-year contract by Arsenal.
A run of four Premier League defeats in five matches has seen the Gunners drop to sixth in the table ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City, and failing to beat Pep Guardiola's side would leave them facing a huge challenge to qualify for the Champions League.
Wenger also rejected suggestions that the uncertainty surrounding his future was causing instability at the club and impacting results.
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"No, I believe the priority in life is always to focus on what is important and not to look for excuses", he said.
"It just makes me wonder if there's another announcement they're going to make in conjunction with him saying that he's going to say".
"No matter how you play you have to be efficient with the way you play".
Whe pressed for comment about the possibility that Sanchez may have been hinting at a switch to Chelsea, Wenger dismissed the notion.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is more concerned with arresting the worst slump of his long career in the Premier League than making his career plans public.
"It's true that we have not extended his contract yet". I hope he'll stay at the club. He said he wants to win the championship. "I can understand that completely".
"You know, they're not out of contract at the end of the season. I personally believe that both of them want to stay and I hope that the club will find an agreement".
Wenger said Ozil was in line to make his first league appearance since February 11 against City following illness and a hamstring injury.