Wenger vows to reveal Arsenal future 'soon'
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 18:03
Supporters have voiced their discontent over Arsenal's form with the club in danger of missing out on a Premier League top-four finish for the first time since 1996.
Former Arsenal defender Sol Campbell expects the club's under-pressure manager will accept a new two-year deal to remain in the hot seat.
But the manager said that the support he saw during Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City was enough to convince him that the fans are still able to give the team the support it needs. I've said many times, it's not about me. "I can understand because football is free for everybody to have opinions so you cannot stop that. I am clear in my mind, it will be soon, don't worry".
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insists he has not been set the target of a top-four finish this season.
"It's a good challenge but I think it's certainly possible", Wenger told a news conference.
"The experience of having done it before will play a part of course, but I think it is just about sticking together and continuing to fight".
The Gunners looked set for a hard afternoon when Leroy Sane sprinted clear and gave City the lead after five minutes, but Wenger's men steadied the ship.
"I will have 24 hours to think about that", Wenger said. We need a strong run, there are a lot of games in April. Per Mertesacker is the designated captain for the Gunners, but the German has not been involved since the start of the season with a knee injury he picked up during pre-season. Petr Cech remains unavailable because of a calf problem but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring) and Aaron Ramsey (calf) could return.
Meanwhile, Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham will offer Michail Antonio an improved contract this summer.
But only TEN turned up to the Emirates on Wednesday and the protest was abandoned. "He wanted to play and to stay on, but he couldn't".
To be fair to the protestors, it was a well planned move since the media turned up for Arsene Wenger's presser ahead of the West Ham match on Wednesday night.
"Antonio has trained the last couple of days. It's something we're going to have to build on in the next game".