The 64-year-old’s current deal at Emirates runs out at the end of the season and has been rumored to have offered terms on an extension but has yet to put pen to paper.
Wenger insists supporters should not be nervous about his future, with his focus fully on keeping his side riding high at the top of the Premier League.
According to The Telegraph, he said:
I said many times, that people don’t need to question my commitment to this club.
I can just reiterate what I said at the start of the season – I want to feel that I do well, and focus on that.
I am relaxed about the situation. What is important is that the players have the support, to focus on the target which is to do well in every single game.
The Frenchman is now the longest serving manager in the English top flight and insists that his desire for success burns as fierce as ever. He added:
I have been here for 17 years, and I just want to make sure that I deliver to this club what the club is expecting
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I decided that at the start of the season because we had a very difficult start, and I want to continue that and do a good job and focus on that.
My commitment is not a problem to this club.
The Gunners have been in excellent form so far this season and are currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table, having secured nine victories from their opening 12 matches and are also on course to book their place in the Champions League knockout rounds after winning four out of their five opening group stage matches.
After such a promising start to the 2013/14 campaign, Wenger’s popularity at the Emirates Stadium is higher than it has been for years, and fans are certainly now keen to see him extend his contract. However this wasn’t the scenario back in the summer when certain sections of fans called for his head, but so far he has truly silenced his critics.
It would be the perfect time for the boss to sign a new contract, but I think he is only delaying the deal to challenge himself for the rest of the season and to get back to winning ways. There have been some rumours of him leaving there is little truth in them because why would Arsene Wenger even think of leaving when all his plans seem to be coming to fruition?
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