As the end of the season approaches, Arsène Wenger’s future becomes a bigger talking point but the manager is convinced he will be in the role again next season.
With the Gunners slipping from the Premier League title race and falling out of all other competitions, pressure is on the boss with a lot of fans very disappointed with how the season has turned out.
The boss, though, remains resilient. Speaking to beIN Sport during the international break, he sounds as sure as ever that the team is working hard, working well and will be working under him next season.
“Look, you give your best. I think that the criticism during the season is not very welcome when you fight for the championship, especially after the game against Tottenham where we were a bit unlucky. You have to live with that,” Wenger admitted.
There can never be legitimate questions of the manager’s intentions and ambitions, no matter how poorly the season goes, and he is certain there’s not much more he can offer.
“I have my conscience. What is the most important is that I give my best every day, I work for the club I love and if I can share that love with the supporters it’s even better. At the end of the day, I want to make sure that I give my best and that I put my knowledge at the disposal of the team.”
So will he ignore the calls for his head and be back in the dugout again next season?
“I have no doubt because I am committed. When I do something, I do it 100 percent. I’m always committed to give my best as long as I am at the club.
“For the rest, I don’t worry too much about all the rest, what people say. All the rest is judgments, opinions and that is linked with the beliefs from the last result or the last disappointment or the last happiness. In my job you focus on what is important and that’s to perform.
“I believe in life you should focus on what you’re appointed for and I’m appointed to perform and do the best for my club. That’s all I focus on. My future is my future, I don’t master that more than you.”