Arsene Wenger has insisted that he isn’t focussing on his future at Arsenal despite his current contract expiring in the summer. The Frenchman has been at the club since 1996 but as of yet, there is no indication that he will extend his current deal and stay beyond that (via Arsenal.com).
Three of the most important people at Arsenal Football Club are out of contract pretty soon. The deals for Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Özil expire next year, while Arsene Wenger’s runs out in just a few months. The Frenchman was again asked about his future in his pre-match press conference.
“It’s very nice of you to care about how I feel but it’s not the most important,” Wenger told the media after being asked. “I’m a professional and I have to do a job and that’s what I want to do.”
This response was not enough for some and he was asked again just a few minutes later. The Frenchman seemed to lose his cool with the press.
“Thank you for taking care about my future but that’s not the most important thing. My future is in front of me every time I take a half-turn. What is important for me is that Arsenal Football Club does well and that I dedicate my whole energy to do that.
“Nothing has changed compared to last week and that’s it.”
So, Wenger is still being pretty vague about his future. The Frenchman did something similar back in 2014 before Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph over, ironically, Saturday’s opponents, Hull City. Wenger did sign after that victory and it could be that his future is linked to the success on the pitch this season. With the strength of the Gunners’ squad and the form earlier in the season, an FA Cup win probably wouldn’t be enough for Arsenal fans.