London, March 29 (IANS) Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he is not thinking about stepping down from his post, as he revealed his intention to stay for at least another season at the English Premier League football club.
The manager’s position has been questioned by some fans, with banners appearing at the Emirates Stadium calling for the long serving Frenchman to step down following exits from the Football Association Cup and the Champions League as well as poor Premier League form.
But Wenger said that he will be back to fight again next season as he enters the final year of his three-year deal with the club.
“During the season, that criticism was not very welcome when you fight for the championship, especially after the Tottenham game, when we were a bit unlucky. I give my best to the club I love and if I can share that love with the supporters it’s even better,” Wenger was quoted as saying by beIN Sports on Monday.
“I want to make sure that I give my best and that I put my knowledge at the disposal of the team. I am committed and have no doubt I will be there next season,” he said.
Despite the pressure, Wenger insisted that he is only thinking about his own team’s performances as they look to keep up a distant title bid over the last stretch of the season.
“I don’t worry too much about the rest – what people say,” he affirmed. All the rest is judgement, opinions and that is linked with belief from the last disappointment or result,” the Frenchmen added.
“In my job I focus on how we perform. In life, it’s very important you focus on what you are appointed for – and I am appointed to perform and do the best for my club. My future is my future, I don’t master that,” he concluded.