Arsene Wenger has provided the biggest hint yet about his Arsenal future
The Frenchman was visibly downcast as Arsenal were humiliated in Munich earlier this week, when Bayern Munich all but ended their Champions League hopes with a crushing 5-1 victory over the North London side.
There have been weeks of rumours about his future with many potential successors already reportedly lined up – with Harry Redknapp even touting Thierry Henry as the man to take over from his compatriot – but so far Wenger has refused to be drawn on his future.
However, he has now dropped one of the biggest hints yet about his future. The Frenchman says that he will still be a manager next season, although he is now unsure whether that will be at Arsenal or elsewhere.
“Yes, I will decide future in March or April, but I don’t know when,” he said, according to the Telegraph. “I speak to the board but I don’t want to speak about how they view my future. What’s important is the club, not my future. I will manage next season whether it is here or somewhere else.”
Wenger has also been harshly criticised by Arsenal fans at the Emirates, with several banners starting to pop up asking the manager to resign. When asked about fan dissent, the Frenchman said it would always be an issue.
“That is an internal debate. Even if I go, Arsenal will not win every game. As long as you don’t win everything, there is always something wrong. You have to accept that. In the last 20 clubs in Europe, only three clubs have played every season in the Champions League – Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. If everything is not perfect, not everything is wrong.”