Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: I am ‘lucid’ enough to say no to Barcelona job
PUBLISHED: 12:46 02 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:46 02 March 2017
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has confirmed he would like to stay at the club after his contract expires at the end of this season – in the wake of speculation linking him to a possible move to Barcelona.
With the news that the Catalan’s coach Luis Enrique is to leave the La Liga giants the long-serving Frenchman has been suggested as a potential replacement.
It is understood Arsenal have offered Wenger a two-year contract extension should he wish to continue the role he has held since 1996 – but he wants to assess whether he has enough support in and around the club before he signs the deal.
He said: “Would I be interested in the Barcelona job?
“No. My preference has always been the same and it will remain the same.
“I am not looking for jobs in other clubs. I am focused on getting to the next level and trying to improve. To see what you can do better and reinvent yourself – that’s what I try to do.”
He added he was ‘lucid enough’ to make the correct decision about his future – but has made it clear his first option would be to stay at Arsenal.
The Gunners play Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday in a crucial league game.
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