Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Wenger not planning on retirement, regardless of his Arsenal future

Arsene Wenger’s future is still very much the talking point, with still no clarity as to the Frenchman’s intentions at the end of the season.

Perhaps much still depends on what happens on the pitch, but it seems that even if he did leave Arsenal, he wouldn’t hang up his managerial boots.

The 67 year old lives for football. If he’s not managing in North London, he’s made it clear that he’ll do elsewhere, and he’s likened retirement to death.

“I will not retire,” he said. “Retiring is for young people. For old people retirement is dying. I still watch every football game. I find it interesting.”

Arsenal face Manchester City at the Emirates this afternoon, knowing defeat would leave them 10 points off the Champions League places with just 10 games of the season remaining.

The manager has called on his team to find the togetherness they need and to start winning again.

“I hate defeat, but I can understand the fans that are unhappy with every defeat,” he said.

“The only way to have victory is to stick together with the fans and give absolutely everything until the end of the season, that’s all we can do.”

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That time Abou Diaby kicked John Terry in the head

Just say you signed the extension already, we know man we know

Dial square

Maybe he’s waiting until after we’ve spanked Man City 4-0

Lord Gabriel

Only in Arsenal he can’t get sacked and still in his job until whenever he want, in other club of course he will be sacked in this same situation.

Paparazzi

Let’s get 2gether with the team, let’s support de team till de season ends, let’s stop these protests 4 now, it’s killing our team, I wouldn’t want us not to qualify 4 champion’s league next, let the support start 4rm today, let’s get behind the guys….. COYG…..

Ars

Wenger out !

Clins

I thought April fool day was over

spinner

Of course he’s not planning on retiring, he’s signed a contract for another 2 years. The real injustice is why they have kept this secret from the fans.

The club is rotting from the top down. We were told that we were moving to a new stadium to compete with the next teams in Europe. A decade later, we have to swallow 10-2 and being 12 ponies behind Spuds. Thanks a lot.

Mizog

The clubs not rotting stop talking bollocks!!!

Twatsloch

Wenger better buy us those 12 missing ponies this summer. Or else!

WOB number 10,172

Good stuff. There’s a paper round going at our local newsagents.

greg

Egomaniac let loose, now widely accepted we’ve fallen behind in all aspects. Under his leadership

keep up the good work Ivan

Iceberg10

Regardless of what Wenger wants to do, we must stay united even as fans to support the team throughout until the end of there season. The last thing the time needs is disunity among fans and fans who jeer at their manager at this crucial period of the season. Let’s just stop the focus on Wenger for a moment and cheer on our team against the cunts from Manchester.

Lord Gabriel

How can we unite with team if we (fans) was not appreciate by our team, especially our aspiration.

Iceberg10

Look at the words that’s coming out of your mouth. With fans like you, we don’t need rivals.

David Dubery

As others have commented, he’s clearly already signed the contract as I am unable to think of any club that he might want to join actually wanting him… The sop of Patrick Vieira coming back will only work if Wenger is moved to a non-coaching role as his dictatorial style is such that he rules Arsenal with an iron fist making it irrelevant who is around him as unless they lick his arse, they’re moved out of the club… Woebetide Arsenal if he continues for another 2 years as Manager as his continued inability to win anything substantial means that… Read more »

nimble foot

I didn’t know Alexis and Sanchez both played for Arsenal. I hope Mesut and Ozil stay, as well as Hector and Bellerin, they look like great players for the future.

David Dubery

Perhaps those 6 are over half way to a decent team… In Spain…

Skinnyarse

Please please just win this game. My ticker can’t take anymore. Any which was but lose. COYG!

gunnerman

the man just said to us that he till watch many games maybe he is doing it with a tinted glasses, because if not he will see the way other managers are setting their team up to win games or at least give their change of winning game or give the opposition a game.This man is clueless,he thinks talking about unity everytime will change things,last season he talk about the same thing when how season pan out the same way and he is talking about the same thin now.If he love the club as he say he should just go… Read more »

Sanchez\' Black Boots

The fans have been more than patient and have implored AW to address the glaringly obvious weaknesses that have plagued Arsenal for the last ten years. But according to AW, the fans know nothing. Now you can’t blame the fans who dont “want to stick with the team” anymore. We have had enough.

Anonymarse

This is getting very boring now

Corona X

What is this quote meant to accomplish??
“I still watch every football game. I find it interesting.”

I’m sure loads of retired directors still watch every movie – it doesn’t mean they should still be directing!!

For the first time I’m getting really annoyed by his comments.. 🙁

Haykay

Yes don’t retire from football but just please retire as the head coach of arsenal football club simple

Eric Blair

Bad start, doesn’t look good so far today. 1-2 at half time but if we lose I think that’s top 4 out of reach. I was just thinking that perhaps a reappraisal of some of the Arsenal teams of recent years is needed, you know, ones with Denilson, Senderos, Eboue, Song, Djourou et al. I don’t remember them ever downing tools and seeming not to fight for the manager like this lot have, and they certainly didn’t have the talent that this group has either. There were a few lean years in there but with that group I’d say they… Read more »

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