- Title: Wenger hints at desire to stay at club after FA Cup win
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, ON WHETHER THE FA CUP WIN WAS THE PERFECT WAY TO END HIS CAREER, SAYING: "There is no perfect way. I believe that I just want to do well for this club and apart from that I think after it's down to the board members, am I right the man to lead this club further and for me to decide, I am the right man to lead this club further and that's it. It's not about popularity, it's about competence." (Reporter: "Do you still believe you're the right man?") "Look, I believe because you cannot make 30-35 years at the top level if you don't believe you're the right man to do the job." WENGER AS SEEN THROUGH CAMERA LCD SCREEN NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, ASKED ON WHETHER IT WAS ONE OF HIS PROUDEST MOMENTS OF HIS CAREER, SAYING: "It is. It is, because nobody gave us a chance and we responded I think with attitude and class and we've seen that today." CAMERAMAN FILMING NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, ON WHETHER HE FEELS THE BOARD BACK HIM TO CONTINUE, SAYING: "I don't think I can answer that question at the moment. For once I have kept my medal and that means it's a special night for me and for the rest, we'll see what happens in the future. We're adults, we have to accept what will happen and if I'm still here next season I will have the same attitude in the press conferences." WENGER LEAVING NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 10th June 2017 21:39
- Keywords: Conte Wenger FA Cup Chelsea Arsenal
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0036IM4NY7
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- Story Text: If it does transpire that Arsenal's 2-1 FA Cup final victory over Chelsea was manager Arsene Wenger's final game in charge it will have been a memorable way to sign off.
The 67-year-old Frenchman's brow has been constantly furrowed this season with intense speculation about his future overshadowing a campaign that saw the Gunners fail to finish in the top four for the first time since he took charge in 1996.
He was all smiles though as he joined the ecstatic celebrations on the Wembley pitch where Aaron Ramsey's late header ensured Arsenal have now won three of the last four FA Cups after an interminable 10-year trophy drought.
Wenger was ebullient about his side whose vibrant performance to outplay the Premier League champions he described as one of the proudest moments of his long career.
Yet back in the bowels of the stadium, where questions quickly turned to his future, he kept his cards close to his chest, refusing to offer any real clues as to whether the FA Cup victory represented a glorious farewell or the springboard for future success under his command.
The Wenger debate has divided the club's supporters this season, creating what Wenger describes as a "hostile" environment which has effected his players.
He said more light would be shed on his situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but there seems little doubt Wenger is still held in high regard by the players.
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