July 14, 2013 00:23
Arsene Wenger, Manager Arsenal
Arsene Wenger's Future With FC Arsenal - Arsenal Tickets
The Frenchman has been at the helm since 1996.
Reportedly, Wenger has pledged his long-term future to Arsenal and has started negotiating a new contract with chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
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Wenger insists he intends to extend his £7.5 million-a-season contract.
‘I am committed to staying longer at this club. I’ve already had a chat with Ivan. It went very well, not a problem,’ said Wenger. ‘What I will always do in the future is not to use my longevity (at this club) as an advantage to stay in this position if I don’t do well.
‘The contract will be decided in the future. That will depend on how well I do. I’ve always shown my commitment to this club and I don’t think I need to prove anything on that," continued Wenger. ‘Would my decision depend on how well next season goes? I am like anybody else, of course, it is important to see how well we do.
‘I don’t automatically assume that I will be here. I think I knew when I committed to my last contract and the contract before that the club were going through a very sensitive period, because we had less financial resources and the challenge was to stay at the top and in the Champions League during that period.
‘We are coming out of that period and I hope in the next two or three years the club will be competing for the Premier League.’ Wenger receivind strong overtures from PSG this summer, but appointed former Manchester United defender Laurent Blanc as Carlo Ancelotti’s replacement. The fact that Wenger signed only a 12-month deal has fuelled talk of Wenger taking over at Paris Saint Gernain next season.
‘The link with PSG is there because I’m French and I know the owners. But if that was the case then I would be there already.
‘My heart is with Arsenal. I’m not at PSG because my heart is with Arsenal,’ he said.
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