Date: 24th May 2017 at 2:17pm
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Arsene Wenger has said he doesn’t know if he’ll remain at Arsenal beyond the FA Cup final with Chelsea but insists Saturday’s game is about more than him, which is his only focus at this time anyway.

Having consistently refused to be drawn on his future, playing down the part ongoing uncertainty has caused to Arsenal’s disappointing season, Wenger – commenting after Sunday’s win over Everton counted for nothing in the battle for a top-four finish – finally conceded this had play a part.

Whilst confirming something of a defensive crisis, in a news conference ahead of the Wembley final this weekend the boss wouldn’t be moved on questions surrounding his own future.

He was quoted by the BBC: ‘I want to win the cup for my club and that’s all I care about. Would it be a nice farewell? No, what I want is to win the next game. It’s not about me, it’s about us winning the trophy and giving everything to achieve it.’

Asked if Saturday’s FA Cup final, which would take his personal haul to seven as Arsenal boss should we win, would be his last as Gunners boss Wenger said he didn’t know but made it perfectly clear he WILL remain in football next season regardless of his future in North London.

When asked what happens beyond Saturday, Wenger said: ‘I don’t know. It will not be my last match anyway because I will stay in football. I want to win the cup because I think the team has redressed very well the situation on the sporting side. It would be a good crowning of what we have done in the last two months.’

Arsenal legend Ian Wright recently said the club needed significant financial investment, our own ‘Roman Abramovich’, in the wake of Alisher Usmanov £1b takeover bid, but Wenger played down the need for major Gunners spending.

He said: ‘It’s not all about money, football. It is important but it’s not everything. I guided this club for years with very limited resources, I had to always sell our best players. Some clubs are stronger than us yes, but now I believe we are in a position to compete and we have a strong enough basic squad to compete at the top level.’

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