Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been under intense pressure over the past couple of months with constant speculation about his possible departure.
The 68-year-old tactician, however, claims he plans to see out the remainder of his deal with Arsenal which will see him remain with the club for the next year and a half.
Wenger signed a two-year extension with Arsenal at the end of last season despite missing out on the Champions League spot and with Gunners looking likely to remain out of the top four for a second successive season, fresh speculation has risen suggesting that Wenger could leave the club earlier than planned.
Speaking with BeIN Sports Wenger dismissed the premature departure claims claiming he always respected his contracts and this time it will be no different.
“I have always respected my contracts, I would like to remind you I said no to all the biggest clubs in the world to respect my contract so that’s always what I try to do.”, he said.
Wenger is ready to embrace his future but is for now concentrating on winning the next game for his team.
“We have to perform better in every single game and show until the end of the season a complete hunger to win every single game. That’s what it’s about for us.”, he added.
Arsene Wenger is the single longest-serving manager in the Premier League but Arsenal’s inconsistent performances have led to suggestions that this 22-year tenure could come to an end after the current season. Arsenal sit sixth in the league, out of the FA Cup and Europa League remains their most reasonable chance of clinching the Champions League spot next year.
Gunners registered a compelling 3-0 win away at Ostersund in the first leg of their Europa League Round of 32 tie and are well placed to progress into the next round of the competition.
They can be backed at 9/2 betting odds to win the Europa League this season.