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.”