Arsene Wenger

London, April 1 (IANS) Turning a deaf ear to talk of him being removed as Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger said he is planning for the next season.

“Of course I plan for next season,” Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPNFC ahead of Sunday’s important English Premier League (EPL) tie against Manchester City.

“That’s why I told you, do I stay for two months or 10 years, I plan for (the future). I do my job exactly the same.”

Wenger made no bones of the fact that he is still taking a long-term view when it comes to planning beyond this current campaign.

The Frenchman is yet to confirm whether he intends to sign a new two-year contract to extend his 21-year reign in charge of Arsenal.

Arsenal currently lie sixth in the EPL table with 50 points from 27 matches.

Despite Arsenal’s meager return all these seasons, Wenger said top players still want to come to the club.

“I think Arsenal is a world brand today that is respected all over the world. And the Arsenal name is bigger than my name,” he said.

“And coming to Arsenal is more important. You don’t come to Arsene Wenger you come to Arsenal. At the moment we are not in a transfer mode, but we analyse where we have to strengthen. We are not in contact at the moment, or in negotiation, with players,” he added.

“I’m still convinced they’ve got that and it’s a good moment to show it,” he said. “But the self-esteem of the group is not set in stone, it’s linked as well with the last result. And the confidence linked with the last result drops. But where the character comes in is the desire to fight against it and to fight together.”

    The IANS was founded by Indian American publisher Gopal Raju as the India Abroad News Service. It was later renamed the Indo-Asian News Service.

    Related Posts

    Umpire Darrell Hair Found Guilty of Stealing Cash from a Liquor Shop

    Former Australian Test umpire Darrell Hair has been found guilty of stealing cash from a liquor shop where he was working. He has been handed...

    WWE: Raw Full Results: October 23rd, 2017

    Last night marked the return of the Universal Champion, Brock Lesnar on WWE Raw, who came a big time to address the challenge from...

    Virat Kohli Named Captain in Daniel Vettori’s All-Time XI

    Former New Zealand skipper and arguably the best left-arm spinner of his generation, Daniel Vettori picked his All-Time XI with only two players from...

    Ashes 2017/18: Glenn Maxwell Eager to Push his Case for Number Six Spot

    The Australian team management has always preferred a seaming all-rounder for the no. 6 position to back the seamers and all-rounder Glenn Maxwell rightly...

    CSA T20 Challenge to Replace Global T20 League

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a revised franchise schedule for 2017-18 which will see CSA T20 League replace the postponed Global T20 League...