Arsene Wenger Tells Arsenal Fans Not to Worry Over His Future

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistNovember 29, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 26:  Manager Arsene Wenger of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal and Olympique de Marseille at Emirates Stadium on November 26, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Arsene Wenger has assured Gunners fans not to fret over his future at Arsenal, commenting that his commitment is not to be questioned amid fears he may leave in the summer.

The Frenchman's contract is set to expire at the end of the season, but he will delay a decision on his future until January, per ESPN.

Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly keen to take his services, per The Sun on Sunday (via Mirror Football's Ben Curtis), but Wenger insisted in Friday's press conference that Arsenal should not be concerned:

Sky Sports provides Wenger's full quotes:

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.

Having first arrived in North London almost 18 years ago, one could understand why Arsenal would be keen to ensure their manager sticks around, despite their well-covered trophy drought of the last eight years.

With Sir Alex Ferguson now in a director position at Old Trafford, Wenger sits as the most seasoned boss in the Premier League, and it looks to be paying dividends with his side currently top of the Premier League.

Arsenal are on the verge of qualifying for the knockout stages of this year's Champions League and are currently four points clear at the summit of the English top flight, on course to win major silverware for the first time since 2005's FA Cup triumph.

Wenger's running down of his contract is nothing new. He has often chosen to enter the final year of his deal before agreeing terms on an extension, handing him time to ensure he is the right man for the job.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 10:  Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger reacts during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on November 10, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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It's in line with the club's policy to do things as efficiently as possible, with players over the age of 30 limited to short-term deals, and the boss sets the example.

Saturday's trip to South Wales to face Cardiff is undoubtedly the next thing on the agenda, and Wenger sees his future as being way down on the list of priorities while Arsenal fight for the title. 


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