Arsene Wenger has given his biggest hint that he will remain in North London beyond his current contract if he feels he is doing well for the Club.
The Frenchman also believes the Gunners are coming through a transitional period and they are much stronger in all departments then they have been for some time.
During his tenure Arsenal have enjoyed many glorious years filled with trophies however since the build of Emirates Stadium Wenger has endured several years of heartache and stress. Key players have been developed and then sold, however now (finally) the Gunners have a stable squad who are starting to inject belief into the fans.
Wenger discussed the clubs position in his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekends tie with QPR:
I believe that this club is today in a very, very strong position and has gone through a very sensitive period in a very intelligent way.
After that, everything is here to have a great future. We have a good fanbase, we have now a strong financial situation, we have good young players and a squad with a bright future with the quality of the young players we have. It is just [important] to manage it well now.
Wenger has recently been linked with a move back to his homeland with big spenders PSG, however the Frenchman has squashed such rumours – reiterating his love for Arsenal and his desire to ‘do his job well’. He said:
The only thing I can say is that I do my job with a lot of commitment and a lot of loyalty. I try to do as well as I can for this club. I believe a big club should be run where everybody does his job and I try to do my job.
The club is in a very strong position for the future. For the rest, my own person is less important, what is important is the future of the club.
I respect my contracts. Every football game excites me and football in general still excites me. My love for this club as well. I want to stay if I do well and if I consider or the Club considers that I do well, that is all.
There is certainly a divide among Gooners as to whether Wenger should remain at the helm. But with his contract expiring next year this is make or break for the Frenchman.
He has to invest heavily in the squad this summer if he intends to ‘do well’, winning at least one trophy next season has to be the benchmark and a decent crack at the League title otherwise his contract should not be renewed.