Boro Primorac has shown just how you deliver a statement if you want to be very clear on a number of issues.

The Arsenal coach, who is a mainstay alongside Arsene Wenger, has been linked with a move away from the club at the end of the season. Wenger already denied the reports, calling them ‘fake news’ but now Primorac had taken things a step or three further.

“Wenger isn’t considering leaving Arsenal,” Primorac told Croatian journalist, Zdrvko Reić., writing in the Croatian Daily, Jutarnji List. “Of course it is tough to lose 5-1 twice in the first in Munich and then at the Emirates, even though it came versus Bayern.

“It’s not easy in the Premier League, here each of the 20 clubs can win. Wenger’s Arsenal brought home a long revival but that buzz word, ‘Wenger knows’. I really know.

“We understand how fans are not happy, neither are we. But as for critics, there are no less grateful persons in football than fans and ex-players.

“Arsenal’s strength in the past 20 years has been Wenger. It is not all about results, but also business part of the club that matters.”

About his own exit rumours, Primorac said, “There have been many similar stories in the past 20 years since I’ve been working with Wenger. As for the Club in Turkey, it does not even cross my mind [Konyaspor].”

Well what about returning to coach Hadjuk? “Come on, be smart, I love Hajduk, Split are memorable. However, not in a million years, I would not be a coach.”

After the first leg defeat against Bayern it seemed unthinkable that Wenger could remain in his position. But, since then, all signs have pointed towards him staying.

Should he sign a new contract, he might use that time to get the club ready completely for the change that will need to happen.

That sounds like a very Wenger thing to do.

Leaving, does not.