Friday, 14th September, 2012
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has promised to consider his future at the club if he feels he is not living up to expectations.
Wenger’s current contract with the Gunners expires in 2014, but there has been talk that he could be offered an extension well before that time.
And while Wenger would not say that he would or would not sign a fresh deal put in front of him, he did insist that he feels he has targets to hit if he is to extend his 16-year stay at the Gunners.
"I have two years to go", Wenger told Arsenal’s official site.
"What is important for me is Southampton [on Saturday] and I think I’ve shown my commitment to this club in the past", continued the Frenchman.
"I’m an Arsenal man and I think I’ve always shown that. I have to consider if I do well or not. If I don’t do well, I have to consider my future.
"I’ve been at the club long enough to have confidence in the people I work with. But I will assess my own performances and then make a decision. At the moment we are not there.
"Two years is a long time in my job. I just want to do well for the club as long as I can and accept all the rest."
Following a lacklustre first two games in the Premier League (successive 0-0 draws against Sunderland and Stoke City), Wenger’s Arsenal burst into action before the international break, beating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield.
The comfortable nature of the victory has raised confidence around the Emirates Stadium ahead of Saturday’s clash against newly promoted Southampton.