Wenger cagey over long-term future at Arsenal

Arsenal manager, Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that it is too soon to be discussing a contract extension with two years left on his existing contract at the Emirates, according to the Official Club Website.

Wenger’s response comes after Arsenal’s Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis confirmed that the club will be offering the Gunners’ boss a new contract at the club.

Wenger has been at the helm at Arsenal for sixteen years but is unsure whether he is the man to take the club forward in the long-term, “I’m an Arsenal man and I think I’ve always shown that. I have to consider if I do it well or not. If I don’t do well, I have to consider my future.”

Wenger will turn 63 next month and he admits that it gets tougher to manage at the highest level with age, “you always have to assess whether you have the fitness, the desire, the commitment that this job demands. Then of course you have to make your decisions.”

Arsenal are yet to concede a goal in the Premier League this season and Wenger admits that he is excited by the current crop of players he has at his disposal, “It is a very special year for the club because we look like we have potential. What is important for us is that we fulfil our potential this season.”

Wenger will be hoping that this will be the season when he can bring silverware to the club after seven years without winning a major trophy. Arsenal begin their search for European glory when they travel to France to face Ligue 1 champions Montpellier on Tuesday.