London Colney (United Kingdom) (AFP)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his future was "not sorted
completely" on Thursday as he ducked another opportunity to make
an announcement about what he intends to do.
Wenger, Arsenal's manager since 1996, has come under fire from
fans after the club were humiliated by Bayern Munich in the
Champions League and dropped out of the Premier League top four.
The Frenchman said recently that he would make an announcement on
his future "very soon", but he refused to divulge any information
when invited to do so at his weekly press conference.
"Not today, but I'm very clear in my mind," he told reporters at
Arsenal's London Colney training base when asked if there was any
news on his future.
"Do I stay two months or two years' My commitment will be exactly
the same. The time I spent here doesn't influence at all my
"I've always been very clear in my mind, but I think it's a
subject that is not sorted completely out."
Wenger is reported to have been offered a new two-year contract
The north London club are sixth in the Premier League table ahead
of Sunday's home game with Manchester City, having lost four of
their last five games.
But Wenger dismissed the suggestion that the uncertainty about
his future was having a negative impact on his players.
"No, I believe the priority in life is always to focus on what is
important and not to look for excuses," he said.
"At the moment our results are not going the way they should, but
we have to make sure the priority is what happens on the pitch."