Arsene Wenger has rubbished reports claiming he had been offered a new contract.
The French boss has come under intense criticism this term, with fans attempting to stage a protest demanding change, but that did not go to plan. It was believed that the fans chants of ‘there’s only one Arsene Wenger’ would give the manager the impetus to stay beyond his current deal, but the club has not made an attempt to sign him.
“That’s completely wrong,” Wenger said in response to the specualtion. “I don’t know where this information comes from. You can treat that as just an invention and no more.
“It’s absolutely false. I would like the press to check this information with myself or the club before they give it out. We both would have denied it.
“I think about the next game. At my stage you want to do well. I’m committed with integrity and commitment, full commitment to the club as long as I’m under contract, but at the moment that’s all.”
The 66 year-old did not rule out extending his deal in the future however, but simply claimed he would concentrate on his job.
He added: “What I focus on is respecting my contract and then envisage what I will do afterwards.
“I can understand people are interested in that, but that is not the most important thing.
“I extended my contract in a period that was vital for the club and after that I will see where I am personally and where the club stands at the end of my contract.”
I know many of you are hoping that he does finish his spell at the end of his current contract, but I’m not ready for the uncertainty that it will leave our club in for the future. Yes in theory there are managers who could excite us and bring in a fresh approach, but the Premier League is so strong that success is impossible to guarantee.
I don’t simply want to hear ‘Wenger out’ or any mindless dribble, but genuine thoughts would be appreciated on the subject.