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Arsene Wenger open to managerial offers if he doesn't do well at Arsenal this season


Arsene Wenger spoke at length about his future and what would decide it, if it should be at Arsenal

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger’s contract runs out at the end of the season

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he could be managing somewhere else if his present role isn’t given an extension. Having said that, he seems to have dismissed the notion of his retirement as his contract at Arsenal hasn’t been renewed and is in its last year this Premier League season.

"I like to do what I do. Will I do something else one day? I don't know. But I'm not at the end of my knowledge or desire to do more and become better," Wenger said.

Speaking to Bein Sports, Arsene Wenger believes the fact that he is inevitably getting older doesn’t hamper his career and stop him in his pursuit of getting better. Furthermore, Wenger answered questions regarding club affairs which along with the fans and his own feeling, would apparently decide his future. 

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"The only thing that drives me on is I want to be a better manager [tomorrow] than I am today. As long as I have that, I don't want to stop my career. Even if I feel I don't do well [at Arsenal] I will manage somewhere else maybe. The disadvantage when you're getting older is that everyone asks you always, when will you stop? I don't know. I just try to do well and enjoy what I do. 

"What will decide whether I continue or not is whether I feel people want me to be there, that my club wants me to be there and my conscience that I've done well," he said. "That will be a decisive factor, 'Have I done well? Have we achieved what I want to achieve with this team?' That will be at stake." 

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Arsene Wenger celebrated his 20th anniversary at the club this month. He is one of the longest serving managers of all-time in the Premier League behind Sir Alex Ferguson, however, he said he will not put a finger assertively in choosing the next manager. Even if the board decides to continue placing the club’s responsibility in somebody else’s hands, he will respect their decision.

"I think it's very important in a club that everybody does what they are paid for," Wenger continued. "The board's responsibility will be to choose the next manager. That's not my job. If they ask my opinion I will give it in an honest way. But it will not be me who chooses the next manager. ... No matter what happens I will have to make my decision and the board will make theirs. Even if I wish to stay on I respect always the decision of the board. They have the responsibility."

Arsenal look solid this season and are on a five-match winning streak and going by the maturity of this team and present form, it seems Arsene Wenger could extend his stay at The Emirates.

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