Arsene Wenger and Thierry Henry respond to Arsenal contract talk
Arsene Wenger insists that he has not yet made a decision about his future at Arsenal beyond his current contract
Arsene Wenger remained coy when quizzed on the speculation suggesting that he could be set to retire at the end of his current Arsenal contract in 2017.
The British media widely reported that Wenger had dropped a big hint that he was planning to step down at the end of his current deal at Emirates Stadium during the north London club’s AGM last week.
Wenger watched his Arsenal side beat Watford 3-0 to move up to second place in the Premier League table and two points behind leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
However, the Frenchman insisted that he has not yet made a decision about his future when quizzed about it after the final whistle.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Wenger said: “It has been interpreted like that.
“I don’t know, honestly. I said many times, when do I stop? I want to do well. When I stop, I don’t know yet. I will see.”
Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry admitted that it will be a “sad day” when Wenger does finally leave the club he has been in charge of since 1996.
“I actually don’t know,” said Henry when asked about Wenger’s future on Sky Sports.
“For me, it’s difficult to see him leave Arsenal. If he does leave this club ever, one day, he’ll want to win the Champions League or another title.
“But look at him: he’s as animated as ever. The other day on the bench against United I think he rolled the years back.
“It’s going to ultimately have to be him saying ‘I’m going’. It will be a sad day.”