Arsene Wenger has admitted that although the Arsenal fans’ opinions will play a part in whether he stays at the club or not next season, they’re not the most important factor.

The boss addressed the press ahead of the Gunners’ FA Cup match against Lincoln at the weekend and, like clockwork, was asked about his future at the club.

The team suffered another embarrassing defeat at the hands of Bayern on Tuesday night, which has prompted yet more speculation regarding where the Frenchman will be next term. What’s more is that there was a protest ahead of the Champions League clash, which Wenger was inevitably asked about.

“Yes [I will take the fans’ opinions into account],” he claimed. “Of course, you consider everything. It will not be the most important factor but of course, you consider it.”

There have been protests before, disgruntled fans before and unhappy players before and none of which have made Wenger leave Arsenal. Although something does feel different this season, it’s hard to say whether that’s enough to push the man who genuinely loves the club so much to turn down a new contract.