The director is under renewed pressure after Sunday's 3-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Carabao Cup final and morale in the dressing room is at a low ebb. The players held a meeting after Tuesday's training session -- the first one following the Wembley debacle -- where senior members of the group voiced their frustrations and encouraged everyone to pull together. They sponsor City in the Premier League in  the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night. Wenger has long been the focal point for supporter angst and the single most significant issue at the club today worries whether he'll continue into next season and thus fulfill his two-year thing. The Frenchman, 68, is equally annoyed and exasperated at the very question. He's never failed to honor a managerial contract in his long career and he has no plans to break the habit.


However, the inference from him was he'd leave if Kroenke were to sack him. "I've been here for 21 years and I admired my contract, so I'm quite surprised that you ask me the question," Wenger said. What I did in my life was that [honor contracts], so I'm quite surprised that you ask me the question. "If you want me to not be here, that is another issue. "In life, you concentrate on the level of your job. How nicely you commit, how hard you work and you attempt to master what you are able to master. What's above you ... You won't determine your future in your papers and I am just like you. judi bola

Wenger brought up the tasks he'd turned down throughout his Arsenal tenure to fortify his devotion and dedication. He has indicated he said no to Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain, amongst others. "I turned the entire world down to honor my contracts," Wenger said. "So I'm still amazed that I still need to answer these kinds of questions." He faces an in-house inspection at the end of the season and the team has an eye on replacements if it is determined he must go. His very best chance of salvaging the season -- and Champions League qualification -- would seem to lie at the Europa League, where Arsenal play Milan in the last 16. They're 27 points behind the league leaders, City, and 10 supporting the branch's fourth-placed team, Tottenham.


"Honestly, that is the final worry I have right now. My worry is to concentrate, to get the team prepared for tomorrow's game. "Can it prevent you to sleep that my position is unclear or wouldn't be sure or is certain? No. What's interesting in soccer is the performances of soccer, the sport you'll see on Thursday night. All the rest may make headlines but it's not really interesting." For the umpteenth time, Wenger is known for view after a damaging defeat. He reminded his audience Arsenal hadn't lost to a group at "the bottom of the league in division five", instead of one which was dominating English football. It was plain that he felt that the response was overblown.

"I'm quite amazed it's such an earthquake that we've lost a closing," Wenger said. "It means we've our fans used to visiting Wembley and winning. Wenger stood his ground in the face of the criticism, which was directed by Gary Neville on Sky Sports, who clarified Arsenal as "spineless" and questioned why a number of the players were walking rather than tracking back."You find in each and every game, on either side, moments where a participant doesn't monitor," Wenger said. "You've got to analyze why. Has he made two runs before to go in supporting and was tired, or did he not monitor because he did not want to?