Wenger: Europa League won't make Ozil/Alexis talks harder

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has stated his future will be sorted in a board meeting after the FA Cup final against Premier League Champions Chelsea.

Arsène Wenger has refused to clarify whether the final-day Premier League match against Everton will be his last game as Arsenal manager as the uncertainty over his future drags on.

Wenger, 67, has been in charge of the Gunners for nearly 21 years but may miss out on Champions League football for the first time if Arsenal can not overtake Liverpool or Manchester City on Sunday.

Asked about the idea, Wenger said: "I don't know what director of football means".

"Many aspects of the football club have to be discussed; one of them is the manager, the players who could be coming in or leaving".

Adams, who played over 500 games and won four league titles with the Gunners has criticised Wenger's coaching and says that he does not expect to return to the club in a coaching capacity as long as Wenger is in charge.

"I've always said we have great players here, it's just about having the mentality of being a great player and going out on to the pitch already thinking about winning", he said.

"Of course I will be there and at the moment we should focus on the short term and what's going on this Sunday and in the cup final".

The Arsenal legend only represented the north Londoners in a 19-year career, playing under Wenger for five-and-a-half years in that period. They are sitting fifth, one point behind fourth-placed Liverpool and three behind third-placed Manchester City.

When asked about the quotes, Wenger said: 'Well, I do not give too much importance to what Tony Adams says. They need a draw, or more likely a win, to stand a chance of finishing in the top four and require Liverpool or Manchester City to slip up.

Conte wants Alexis, Arsenal would rather let him run out his contract.

"The thing is, the next season they will be in the Europa League it looks like, if the results go the way they should". We do our job, we have shown that again. So, this is the real test of our character and if truly we are willing to bounce back to good times, this is where we should start to prove it, ahead of next season.

"I don't think Sunderland did that tonight, We had a go".

  • Julie Sanders