Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hints at four more years


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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted he could stay in management for another four years, with his preference being to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman has been linked with the exit door on numerous occasions in recent seasons, but he now appears closer than ever to leaving.

Arsenal have lost three of their last five matches to all but end their title hopes in the Premier League.

Defeats to Watford and Chelsea saw them drop down the table while a 5-1 defeat to Bayern Munich sees them on the verge of exiting the Champions League.

Wenger is out of contract in the summer and he admitted on Friday that he would decide on his future in March or April.

The former Monaco coach revealed he wanted to stay in coaching next season, but he has also hinted that he may stay in the game for even longer.

When asked if he could follow in the footsteps of Sir Alex Ferguson, he told reporters: “Ferguson has some other interests in life and he was older than I am today. He was four years older, he retired at 71 and I’m 67.

“Maybe more, maybe less, I don’t know. Everybody is different on that front and I do not want to take anything away from Ferguson, he was an absolutely unbelievable manager but he had enough, he had enough, and I’m not at that stage.”

Wenger’s side are back in action on Monday night against Sutton United in the FA Cup fifth round, with the non-league side on offer at 17.00 to win. The draw is 8.00, while Arsenal are the heavy favourites at odds of 1.17.

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