Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that he has never considered leaving his position at the Emirates Stadium, despite the pressure he is currently under.
It has been a miserable week for the Gunners as they have been dumped out of the FA Cup by Blackburn Rovers and then were outclassed by Bayern Munich in the Champions League during the week, losing 3-1 and looking as though they are all but certain to be knocked out of the compeition.
This means that the eight-year win for a trophy won’t end this campaign and some Arsenal fans are calling for the Frenchman to either step-down or the board to act and seek a new manager.
Despite all of this though, Wenger remains adamant that he is the right man for the job and will not be leaving his position for a while yet.
He said: “We need to be united and strong and not be too destabilised by people who have strong opinions after one game”
When asked if he is feeling the pressure, Wenger answered: “Never, not one second.
“I have a contract until the end of 2014 and at the moment we are on a short-term plan. I have been here for a long time and have to consider what I want to do. That will be decided in 2014, not before.”
It is certainly a tough time to be an Arsenal fan at the moment as they go into each season praying for their trophy drought to end and all they end up having to cheer is a top four finish in the Premier League.
Of course league position has to be the priority, but the Gunners were one of Europe’s elite clubs not so long ago and there seems to be a number of teams overhauling them at the moment.
Even Tottenham Hotspur are looking like a stronger outfit than their North London rivals, and that can’t be easy for the supporters to take.
Their football results simply haven’t been good enough and only a strong end to the season will see Arsenal finish in the top four, so it is going to be a big couple of months for Wenger.