The Arsenal manager has insisted that the Cup final on Saturday won’t be his last game in football. Although speculation about his future has been back page news for the last few months, the club have still not decided whether to renew his contract. Come the end of season if his career at Arsenal does finish, he has said that he doesn’t want to leave the profession.
As normal in his press conferences he didn’t say much about the contract situation, but he was pressured into answering whether this would be his last game in charge of the Gunners.
“I don’t know,” he said. “It will not be my last match anyway, because I will stay, no matter what happens, in football.
“What I want is to win the next game. I love to win and I want to do well for my club. I want to win the cup for my club.
“It’s not about me. It’s about us winning the trophy and giving absolutely everything to achieve it.”
A win on Saturday against Chelsea would make him the most successful manager in F.A cup history, with seven wins. The Frenchman is currently is on par with Aston Villa’s former manager George Ramsey, although he doesn’t seem too concerned about the record.
“Look, I want to do it just to win the cup,” he continued. “I think the team has done well to redress the situation on the sporting side. That would be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months.
“The team has given so much that I think the really want to win something. After that, if I have some benefit as well, that’s ok.
“But that’s not my main worry.”
Although the team did manage to beat Everton with ten men last weekend it still means that they will be missing out on the top four. It will mean that the Gunners will not be playing Champions League football next year, for the first time in twenty years. Although with Alisher Usmanov in current negotiations to buy the club the current situation could change dramatically, as he’s a big supporter of the manager and has said a few times that all the blame shouldn’t be put on the manager and the board should take some responsibility.