Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed the result of this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City at Wembley will have no impact on his long-term future at the club, according to the Star.
Wenger’s contract expires at the end of the current season, and the story dominating the headlines for most of the campaign has been over whether he will extend his deal or finally leave the club after a 21-year spell in charge. Fan pressure and poor performance on the pitch have suggested Wenger could depart, though nothing has yet been confirmed.
Pressure is certain to mount further if Arsenal lose to City at Wembley on Sunday, but speaking ahead of the match, the Frenchman revealed the game has no bearing on what he does next, as he said: “This doesn’t play any part (in determining my future).
“The FA Cup is a very important game for me as it’s the next game and because it’s an opportunity to win a trophy this season. So of course we are fully focused on that. My future is Sunday.
“You don’t think about prioritising because we can’t make a choice. We are not in a position do so. We just have to give everything to reach the final.
“We are focused and highly motivated. Maybe we are not the maximum of our confidence because we’ve had recently some disappointing results. But this is a good opportunity to show we are ready for a fight and how much we want to go to the final.”
Arsenal defeated Middlesbrough in their last outing but now face a City side who have really come in to form in recent weeks under the tutelage of Pep Guardiola.
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