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Wenger admits Arsenal future doubt

ESPN staff
December 22, 2012
Arsene Wenger is in the spotlight at Arsenal © Getty Images

Arsene Wenger has cast doubt on his future at Arsenal by admitting her is unsure whether he will stay beyond the terms of his current deal.

Wenger has presided over a superb spell at Arsenal, having brought three Premier League titles and four FA Cups since taking charge in 1996. He has also overseen the switch from Highbury to the Emirates, but the Gunners have not won a trophy since 2005 and Wenger finds himself under major pressure.

The Frenchman has been able to persuade rising stars stars Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Kieran Gibbs and Carl Jenkinson to sign long-term deals, but he was not able to give quintet assurances about his own future.

Wenger's current contract expires in 2014 and although he remains committed, he does not know what the long-term future holds.

"I could not give them that assurance because that decision does not depend on me," Wenger said.

"The assurance I gave them was the club has faith in them and, at the moment, I decide the technical policy of the club."

When asked if he would stay on beyond 2014, Wenger added: "At the moment, I envisage to do well this season.

"I want to do well for the idea of football I have for as long as I am here. After that, we will see."

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