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Arsenal boss Wenger hints at extended stay at the Emirates

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 17/02/2017

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, says he will definitely be at the helm of affairs at the Emirates next season, whether at Arsenal "or somewhere else".

The 67-year old was speaking at the end of one of the most troubling weeks of his long-term tenure as Gunners boss on Friday.

After Wednesday's 5-1 Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich, several ex-players said they believed his time in charge was coming to an end.

The Frenchman's contract expires at the end of this season and he said he would decide on a new deal in March or April.

"No matter what happens I will manage for another season. Whether it's here or somewhere else, that is for sure.

"If I said March or April it is because I didn't know. I do not want to come back on that.

"I am used to the criticism. I think in life it's important to do what you think is right and all the rest is judgment. I am in a public job and I have to accept that, but I have to behave with my values." Wenger said on BBC Sports

Much of the recent criticism of Wenger has centred around Arsenal’s underwhelming European record, with a 5-1 defeat by Bayern Munich leaving the club on the verge of failing to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for an eighth successive season.