- Title: Wenger hints at desire to stay at club after FA Cup win
- Date: 27th May 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER ENTERING NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, ON BECOMING THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MANAGER EVER IN FA CUP, SAYING: "I'm very proud because if nobody had done it since 18-God knows when until today, it means it's not easy. I'm especially proud of the way we won this season because in the semi-final we had to play against Man City here, in the final against Chelsea here, and you cannot get tougher and we had two outstanding performances so this cup was won with special spirit and special attitude." CAMERA (SOUNDBITE) (English) ARSENAL MANAGER ARSENE WENGER, ON WHETHER THE WIN WILL SECURE HIS ROLE AT THE CLUB INTO NEXT SEASON, SAYING: "No, no, I believe that you cannot say as well I think it's a positive trend but it would be a bit ridiculous that 20 years depend on one game, and that the future of the club depends on one game, but overall we'll know more next week."
- 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: LVA0016IM4NY7
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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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