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Arsene Wenger Says Future Will Be Decided after FA Cup Final

Arsene Wenger’s future has been subjected to much debate, and the Frenchman has kept everyone guessing.


More than a month ago, he claimed that he had come to a decision with regard to his Arsenal future and that it would be announced soon. Since then, however, he has faced a significant backlash from a section of the supporters calling for his departure from the club. Even though results have improved in the last few weeks, Arsene Wenger has not been helped by the club’s inability to get back into the top four due to other clubs like Liverpool and Manchester City remaining firm in their positions.

It appears that he has deliberately avoided the announcement about his future in order to see if the club would be able to qualify for another consecutive Champions League campaign. Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 and his contract runs out in the summer.

The Frenchman has managed to help the club qualify for the Champions League consecutively in the last two decades. Liverpool and Manchester City are the favourites to finish in the top four places behind Chelsea and Tottenham. A 2-0 win over Sunderland means that Arsenal are going to the last match day against Everton still with a chance to finish in the top four.

Wenger says that his future will be decided by a board meeting after the FA Cup final against Chelsea. "There are many aspects to be discussed at a board meeting. One is what happens with the manager. Of course I will be there. At the moment we should focus on the short term and what is going on Sunday and in the cup final. We have to do our job, we are professionals and want to win. We are on a good run and all we can do is win our game on Sunday. After that what happens to me is less important,” said Wenger.