Wenger 'committed' to Gunners

BY foxsports • November 20, 2011

Wenger was quoted by the French newspaper on Saturday as saying he will review his position at the end of the season, hinting this could be his last campaign in charge at the Emirates. The 62-year-old has managed the Gunners since 1996 and his current contract has two more years to run. However, he told L'Equipe: "We'll look at things at the end of this season. "What's hard is the feeling something is finishing. For me, we're now talking short term, it's obvious. "But whether it's with me or someone else, it changes nothing. My successor needs foundations on which he can be successful." However, after seeing his side win 2-1 at Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday, Wenger said: "I am completely committed to this club. It is the club of my life. "It was a conversation where I said that if you don't do well enough, that is the only way I would consider (it) - if I am below what is expected of the club." Wenger has led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and four FA Cups, but has not won a trophy since 2005. In his interview with L'Equipe, he admitted the sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri to Barcelona and Manchester City respectively have not helped the situation. Wenger added: "For the first time, I lost young players who were reaching maturity. "I suffered. It's painful to lose key men you have invested a lot in." The Frenchman believes he will have a better idea of where the team will finish the season next month. The Gunners made a slow start to the current campaign but have made progress up the table in recent weeks. He added: "We'll see in December where we can finish. It was necessary to reconstruct the squad in a climate where we were lacking confidence. It takes time."


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