Reports emerged yesterday that Arsenal’s legendary boss had plans to retire at the end of this season’s premier league. However, Wenger emerged strongly to stand against the claims made by Ian Wright.
While speaking to BBC News, Wright had claimed that Wenger is tired and that very soon would be exiting the club.
Wenger confirmed that the two had dinner alongside other few friends. He also added that he appreciated the Gunners’ legend concerns explaining that he isn’t ready to rest.
“I look tired because I get up early in the morning… I didn’t give any indication on my future,” said Wenger.
The 67 year old has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996, with Wright having played under him for two seasons.
Pressure has been building on Arsene Wenger especially after his side lost to Watford and Chelsea with a cagey 2-0 victory over Hull at the Emirates.
Wenger defended himself saying that a team that is in Arsenal’s caliber cannot lose two matches in a row and fail to get criticized. The only answer to such criticism is to win the upcoming games or contend with more storms.
“I’ve been at Arsenal for 20 years, I know that, and when you look one day if I lost three Premier League games on the trot you would be surprised.”
Wenger’s contract with Arsenal will expire at the end of this season. He has made history by becoming the longest serving Arsenal manager.
He expressed his gratitude to England and Arsenal, adding that it is his pleasure to have been at the Emirates for 20 years. “My job is to make these people happy and when I don’t do that I feel guilty – that’s why it’s important for us to win,” he said.
Not yet time for Wenger to leave
It doesn’t seem as if the club and the board are ready to let go of Wenger.
The end may be arriving fast enough but probably may be after one or two years. And when that finally happens, Wenger will without doubt be part of the task-force deciding on the next manager.